May 9th is “National Pirate Day” – maybe

So our friends over at the Pyracy Pub seem to have discovered that at one time, May 9th was celebrated to be National Pirate Day. Sadly, what internet results I could find only consisted of additional secondhand info, with no actual evidence. This of course shouldn’t be confused with Talk Like a Pirate Day, which as we all know is September 19th.

Whether you celebrate piracy this weekend or not… scratch that – you SHOULD be celebrating piracy this weekend, regardless of whether there’s any merit to this whole May 9th thing. So sayeth we.

5 thoughts on “May 9th is “National Pirate Day” – maybe

  1. Who needs a day? REAL pirates are truly piratey all year round. You know what I’m talkin about, Bilge.

    Pirates don’t need Hallmark moments =P

  2. Whether you celebrate piracy this weekend or not… scratch that – you SHOULD be celebrating piracy this weekend, regardless of whether there’s any merit to this whole May 9th thing. So sayeth we.

    DAMN RIGHT!!!!!!!!!! SO SAYETH I!

  3. Well, whether or not there was an actual precedent, let’s just go ahead with it now. So sayeth…

  4. Interesting…

    I tried doing a little research on this. “Chase’s Calendar of Events” is actually a great reference tool for pinpointing national and quirky events. I checked back as far as 1967, but there is no indication of a “National Pirate Day”.

    A Pyracy Pub visitor mentioned the remnants of the day were fading on the internet back in 2004. I looked in “Chase’s” up to 2003, and there was nothing mentioned.

    What this tells me is that if this “National Pirate Day” ever existed, it wasn’t really that big to begin with. It may have just been around for a few years, or it was a fad started on the Internet that didn’t go anywhere.

    In my opinion, Talk Like a Pirate Day is the official National Pirate Day. Then again, every day is a pirate day in my book…

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