September 19th be International Talk Like a Pirate Day, invented by Mark Summers and John Baur (or Captain Slappy and Ol' Chumbucket) of Albany, Oregon, and popularized via a column by DaveBarry. Basically, it's a day when one is supposed to [[TalkLikeAPirate talk]] (and [[DressedToPlunder dress]], and act) like a pirate. Why? Because Pirates be cool, and because it be fun. Baur and Summers have written several books about how to talk like a pirate, as well as increasing one's "piratitude." Basically, the awesomest silly holiday ever invented.

On rare occasions, such as in 2009, [=TLaPD=] and Rosh Hashanah be fallin' on the same day, and thus be merged into International Talk Like a Jewish Pirate Day. Oy, me mateys! The Jewish calendar be repeatin' every 19 years, so the next time this be happenin' will be 2028.

* BriefAccentImitation: As people be tossin' in the random pirate bit.
* PirateTropes: Thar be too many to list, be gettin' yourself to the index.
* [[ This]] webcomic be bringin' it up.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' be celebratin' this every year, with special monsters that be appearin' randomly and messages in chat bein' periodically changed to something more "piratey".
* In an otherwise unrelated episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', "S.W.E.A.T.", Binky be talkin' like a pirate and says it's International Talk Like a Pirate Day. When he continues talking like a pirate the next day, Mr. Ratburn be tellin' him to knock it off.
* Music/TomSmith, who wrote the official Talk Like a Pirate Day chanty, also be havin' the FilkSong "Hey, It's Can(n)on!" which be statin' that [[Literature/HarryPotter Hermione Granger]] be havin' her birthday on September 19, and be goin' on to sing about Hermione as a PirateGirl.
* Playing the modern version of ''Videogame/SidMeiersPirates'' on September 19th be causin' everyone in the game, includin' governors and their comely daughters, to be speakin' like pirates.
* In ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight Batman: Arrr-kham Knight]]'', that scallywag Calendar Man gave an oath on the Eve o' the New Year t' only be causin' his mischief on lesser-known holidays that year. 'Twas on this day that he took the blade to some gent's leg an' affixed a wooden peg in its place, then made the cur walk the plank! He also tried infectin' someone else with scurvy, but they did no' take t' the sickness in time. He be keepin' them 'round fer next year.
* [[Wiki/TVTropes This very wiki]] be havin' a small [[SpecialEditionTitle logo change]] [[ to celebrate.]]