Posted Date: 09/25/2017
Chugwater Elementary School celebrated one of the most famous fake holidays out there, International Talk Like A Pirate Day! The holiday was created 22 years ago on September 19th, and is still going strong thanks to the enduring popularity of (fake) pirates. Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and ride have also kept the romantic view of pirates from the 1500s, 1600s and 1700s alive.
International Talk Like A Pirate Day was created by friends John Baur and Mark Summers. They sent their idea to Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Dave Barry, who shared it in a September 2002 column. The holiday took off and we’re still celebrating it today.