Talk Like a Pirate Day - September 19
Mon, Sep 19, 2022

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Talk Like A Pirate Day is an annual holiday dedicated to pirates. This day gives each of us the opportunity to unleash our inner Jack Sparrow. Celebrated on September 19th.


The origin of the holiday is associated with 1995. Then two friends from Oregon came up with the idea to create Talk Like A Pirate Day. It was all as a joke, they shared it with their friends, who also liked this idea. In 2002, the decision was made to write to columnist for stand-up performances and other humorous programs, Dave Barry. He found such a holiday amusing and wrote a note in the newspaper. After that, information about this day began to spread very quickly, gaining more and more fans throughout the United States.

The popularity of the holiday came just at a time when films about Jack Sparrow were very popular. These films became legendary, and the image of a dashing pirate won the hearts of many people. Of course, many of the words that we interpret as pirates were not at all the slang of real sea robbers. Today it doesn’t matter anymore! People are happy to celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day, imagining themselves as a dashing pirate, participate in various thematic events, visit amusement parks. The fun and carelessness of this holiday is its distinctive feature.

Interesting facts

  • The created romantic image of pirates as free and proud sea robbers is not entirely correct. Often, pirates were in the service of a state that allowed them to attack the ships of hostile countries.
  • It is wrong to think that the pirates were all bandits and robbers without a drop of education. Fools with a narrow outlook and lack of knowledge would not have lasted long on the high seas, and the captains were generally well-read and educated people.

How to celebrate

Spend this day with friends or family. Visit various pirate-themed events, go to an amusement park. For a complete immersion in Talk Like A Pirate Day, you can order or sew pirate costumes yourself.

If you want to stay at home, watching movies about pirates or reading books is a great solution.

When is Talk Like a Pirate Day celebrated in 2022?

Talk Like a Pirate Day is observed on September 19 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday September 19 2022
Tuesday September 19 2023
Thursday September 19 2024
Friday September 19 2025
Saturday September 19 2026

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