A beautiful photo from Destin, FL

Destin Celebrates “Talk Like a Pirate” Day

The day that started as an inside joke is now celebrated around the world with pirate talk, pirate costumes, pirate activities, and, of course, free doughnuts on September 19.

Destin has a peg-leg up on the celebrations since it is home to a real pirate ship, the Buccaneer Pirate Cruise, where you can ride aboard year-round.

HarborWalk Village will host an evening of special pirate activities Friday evening including 1185587_617338981631030_1836742533_nmusic by Tom Mason & The Blue Buccaneers, interactive pirate shows, and a treasure hunt.  Come in your pirate gear, decorate a wagon,  and vie for the chance to win tickets to ride aboard the pirate ship.  The wagon pirate parade is at 6:30 p.m.

Stop by your neighborhood Krispy Kreme on Sept. 19 and enjoy the feast of pirates, original glazed doughnuts.  If you talk like a pirate, you receive one free doughnut. If you come in full pirate gear, you will receive a full dozen!  

Krispy Kreme Pirate Academy says your costume must include three or more of the following pirate accoutrements:  eye patch, pirate hat, pirate flag, bandana, peg leg, parrot on shoulder, pirate shirt/loose white shirt, knickers, leather belt, silver or gold earrings or necklace, pointy black boots or ragged brown sandals, and/or your pirate hook.

10636445_10152603174231329_9101417183259901321_oInternational Talk Like a Pirate Day was created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy) of Oregon, who proclaimed Sept. 19 as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate.  For example, holiday observers should greet friends with “Ahoy, matey!”

According to the official website, “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 19, welcome!”

Aaargh & Enjoy!

Kendra Veach

Tagged , , , , , ,

Comments are closed.