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!
We're dusting off the site and getting ready for International Talk Like A Pirate Day 2014!
After a few years of shoehorning celebrations into weekdays, we're delighted that the calendar has rolled back around to give us a Friday TLAPD - a date that should please the junior pirates (and their teachers) and the "grown-ups" alike!
So start plannin' yer celebrations, mates, and when ye know what ye're doin' (and where - that's kinda important for the map), let us know! And be sure to follow us on Facebook for the most up-to-the-minute pirattitude and hijinks, year 'round!
UPDATE: The Googly Map o' Pirate Fun is LIVE
The new GoogleMaps interface isn't displaying our cool X-marks-the-spot icons in our custom map, but Capn' Sean's workin' on that. But ye can still see links to the parrrrties, fund-raisers, pub crawls, and other fun people around the world have planned for ITLAPD this year - or at least the ones they've told us about. Want yours added? Send brief details - including a geographic location - to the Webwench. Online events, broadcasts, media mentions, and other festivities that lack a physical location can be seen here.
Thanks and a tip of our pirate hats to Sean Hasselback for the arrrrsome custom pirate version of our GoogleMapThing.
News from Team Pirate
The Chumbuckets have resettled in N'Awlins; Cap'n Slappy's been shuttling between LA (for more pirate ink) and Oregon, and the Webwench is ponderin' modernizin' the site ... but not too much ... sometime Real Soon Now..
Check out the OfficialWench's videos on the official Talk Like A Pirate Day YouTube channel: How to Dress Like A Pirate (On the Cheap!) might be useful at this time o' year!!
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