Talk Like a Pirate Day

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Aaargh! Pirates are characters that have been popular for decades. These rowdy and fun troupes have been a subject of books, merchandise, and films. It is also an inspiration for birthday party themes, Halloween costumes, and even interior designs. These mates are easily recognizable due to their manner of speaking.

Talk Like a Pirate Day

To acknowledge the pirates influence on society, a holiday is dedicated to them. It is called Talk Like a Pirate Day!

What is Talk Like a Pirate Day

The origin of this holiday is quite funny. It is conceptualized out of jest among friends. Back in Oregon, the year was 1995,while playing racquetball two comrades initiated the event. They celebrate the occasion privately for a certain period. Then things went to a bigger scale in 2002 when the group contacted Dave Barry, a humor columnist. Thanks to the collaboration everybody now has a day dedicated to letting their inner pirate sail.

The History of Talk Like a Pirate Day 

Since its foundation in 1995 and getting national attention by 2002, Talk Like a Pirate Day has been around since. Thanks to Barry’s column, people became aware of the concept. Many showed interest and observed the holiday and filled it with Pirate-themed activities.

When is Talk Like a Pirate Day?

Talk Like a Pirate Day is celebrated every September 19th of the calendar year. Even if it is a faux holiday, it does not stop celebrators from indulging in it. So for the avid fans of these media, Pirates of the Caribbean, Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe, The Swiss Family Robinson, and Peterpan’s captain Hook, this day is for you.

Talk Like a Pirate Day Dates

This year Talk Like a Pirate Day is celebrated on Thursday, Sep 19, 2024

Year Date Day
2024 Sep 19 Thursday
2025 Sep 19 Friday
2026 Sep 19 Saturday
2027 Sep 19 Sunday
2028 Sep 19 Tuesday
2029 Sep 19 Wednesday

How is Talk Like a Pirate Day Celebrated?

Talk Like a Pirate Day is celebrated by, of course, using your favorite pirate lingo! Say “Ahoy” instead of “Hello”, call your friends “Matey”, and when everyone is in the car, you can scream, “All Aboard!” You can also pirate jokes in the office and at school. It is also a good time to share information and trivia about Pirates. And if you have the means, go visit a theme park and enjoy your favorite pirate-themed rides. But if you are on a budget, the local museum and library have sufficient pirate artifacts for you to indulge in. You can also subtly wear pirate-inspired clothing like bandanas, ties with an anchor print, socks with crossbones and skull designs, or a shirt decorated with a pirate ship.

10 Ways To Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day

  1. Talk like a pirate and use pirate words throughout the day. 🙂
  2. Wear a pirate hat and dress up like a pirate for a day.
  3. Sing pirate songs and make pirate noises all day.
  4. Play pirate games
  5. Have a treasure hunt, and find pirate treasure along the way.
  6. Write pirate stories and share them with your friends.
  7. Go to a pirate party and have all-pirate fun.
  8. Train a foul-mouthed parrot to sit on your shoulder (advanced)
  9. Go on a Pirate cruise or visit a pirate theme park.
  10. Be creative and make your own special pirate day celebration!

Why We Love Talk Like a Pirate Day 

Talk Like a Pirate Day is revered and enjoyed because it is a lot of fun. It allows you to be creative and imaginative. It is a day when you can allow your inner adventurous self to have a good fill of the world. So come aboard the ship and enjoy the journey towards the seven seas.

Top 3 Things We Love About Talk Like a Pirate Day

  1. Getting to dress up like a pirate for the day!
  2. The delicious pirate-themed foods that we can enjoy!
  3. Getting to share stories about our favorite pirates with our friends and family!


Talk Like a Pirate Day may not be an official holiday. However, the reception has been positive it is almost like one. So if you want to take a break from the usual way of life, celebrate this holiday. For one day, you can be that daring, cunning, and fun-loving seafarer that is both feared and revered in the world.


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