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Talk Like a Parrot Day
Arts & Entertainment
Aaarrrggghhh! Ahoy, Matey!

When: September 19th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

Research where know  gold is believed to have been lost by shipwreck have  go on a treasure hunt.  Watch a movie about pirates such as Treasure Island, Pirates of the Caribbean, or the classic Goonies. Get together with friends and start imitating a pirate, find out who among you sounds the most convincing. 

Numbers

Captain Samuel Bellamy, an early 18th century pirate was according to Forbes magazine one of the most successful pirates and would have been worth the equivalent of $143 million dollars in 2019.

Description

Okay, so we have all done it...squint one of your eyes and gnash your teeth while saying the popular pirate phrase "ahoy, matey".  Today is a day to unleash your inner pirate,  because it's International talk like a pirate day! The golden age of piracy occurred around the late 1600's and early 1700's and involved operations in waters of the Caribbean,  Indian Ocean, and West Africa.  Often the naval training for pirates originated while serving in european navies such as Great Britain's Royal Navy. At this time in history there was an increase in valuable cargo and treasure being shipped to and from European countries involved in exploration or colonization around the world.  With government corruption, lack of stable law governing the seas, many ambitious men from poorer nations seized the opportunity to attack pillage and plunder ships traveling with precious metals and other valuable items. Some of these battles and wealth that was created for the captains of the pirate ships has created an interesting legacy of books and movies to capture our imagination of the piracy life.

Interesting Facts

  1. The Whydah Gally was the ship of Captain Samuel Bellamy ( Also know as "Black Sam Bellamy" ) it was sunk off the coast of Massachusetts in 1717 during a heavy storm and was later discovered in 1984, making it the first authenticated pirate ship found in North America.
  2. A popular ride at amusement parks is the pirate ship amusement ride based on pirate ships, consisting of an open, seated gondola which swings back and forth.
  3. One-Eyed Willy was the name of the Pirate in the classic movie "Goonies."
  4. The Sirens of TI is a free nightly show provided by the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
  5. Long John Silver's is a fast food restaurant chain that specializes in seafood. The name comes from the novel Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, and is about the famous Pirate Long John Silver.

Information

Observed:
  • September 19th
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