Most of us think of holidays as one of those few days our employer actually pays us to stay home. We all know the big ones: New Year's, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. And yes, some employers are a little more generous but most likely you'll have no more than 7 days a year that you consider a holiday. Depending on your religious beliefs you may add a few more to that annual list, and find that you're up to a dozen or so.
For a day to be considered a "National Holiday" it needs to be declared so by Congress. And then of course we have the "commercial holidays" that we all love, which in effect are simply days that have become popular over the years. We all love them, but for some of us that just isn't enough. Organizations, corporation, and even loosely connected groups of people can "declare" a day for any reason they choose. Some of these days catch on and become popular with the general population, some remain only recognized by their creator, and some fizzle out and become a mere memory after only a year or two.
The point is - Every day, somewhere someone is celebrating something.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

September 19, 2010 ~ Talk Like A Pirate Day

Avast ye landlubbers and shiver me timbers...It's talk like a pirate day!!!  Here's a fun holiday that seems to have caught on big time.  Not sure if the Disney Movie "Pirates of the Caribbean" had anything to do with it, but it did seem to become very popular about the same time the movie was popular.  Of course I'll use any reason I have to watch Johnny Depp, even if I am old enough to be his Momma. 

My personal preferences aside, if you're looking for more info about Pirate Day, events, instructions, or ideas, this is the website to visit...Talk Like a hosted by Cap'n Slappy and Ol' Chumbucket.  Tons of fun for the whole family, and even a section on how to talk like a pirate in German and Dutch.

As evidence of the popularity of this day, you can find lots of great cards and invitations at Greeting Card a but a few of your choices...

Click on any of these cards to be directed to that card.  And be sure to check out more of the great card available on Greeting Card Universe. 

You can also hunt for treasures on Amazon...


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