September 19th is the official international talk like a pirate day.
You've read about it in Dave Barry's column. Maybe you caught one of our radio or TV interviews. Or maybe you just stumbled on to our site while googling around for sites your mother probably wouldn't approve of. Perhaps you're one of the millions of people from South Africa to Australia, from New York to the Pacific Northwest, who party like pirates every September 19th.. However you got here, stick around an' learn all about September 19 - International Talk Like A Pirate Day!
International Talk Like A Pirate Day is a parodic holiday invented in 1995 by two Americans, John Baur and Mark Summers, who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like pirates. Here's the wikipedia entry. Source: Digg