Welcome to the one and only, official, accept-no-substitutes International Talk Like A Pirate Day Web site.
Ever since Dave Barry mentioned us in his nationally syndicated newspaper column in 2002, what once was a goofy idea celebrated by a handful of friends has turned into an international phenomenon that shows no sign of letting up. Whether you be new to the notion, or one of the millions who've made it your own personal excuse to party like pirates every September 19th, welcome! Stick around, check out our social media sites, an' learn all about September 19 - International Talk Like A Pirate Day!
Another ITLAPD has come and gone - and with Sept. 19 fallin' on a Saturday this year, that meant a whole Talk Like a Pirate weekend for many!
If ye never managed to get yer event on the Googly map, the Webwench will be happy to add it as time permits. And feel free to send her a photo for our Flickr gallarry - just one, please - or link to yer own photo site - to show the world yer pirattitude!
Well done, all. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-the-minute pirattitude and hijinks, year 'round!
The Googly Map o' Pirate Fun
(Thanks to our mate Sean Hasselback, who crafted the custom map for us, for repairing it each year when Google changes its code! And while he was on vacation, too!)
We're proud to announce the publication of Ol' Chumbucket's new young adult novel, Chrissie Warren, Pirate Hunter, available in ebook, paperback, and a special limited-edition hardback!
O'l Chumbucket will be holding readings and book signings this fall, starting in his home port o' New Orleans:
Check out the OfficialWench's videos on the official Talk Like A Pirate Day YouTube channel, including the brand new Pirate Feeling (with apologies to the Righteous Brothers).
Team Pirate has ports o'call on:
You'll still find the best, most complete news about Talk Like A Pirate Day right here on our Web site, including:
Talk Like A Pirate Day is an original concept created in a moment of temporary insanity by John Baur and Mark Summers.