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Talk Like a Pirate Day: 5 Fun ways to celebrate in swashbucklin' style

Julie Ryan Evans is an editor and writer who has covered everything from Capitol Hill to the politics of preschool. A mother of two, a runner of races, and a gourmet chef wannabe, she currently lives outside of Orlando, Florida.

From free doughnuts to grog, here's how to show your pirate pride

Ahoy, Mateys! National Talk Like a Pirate Day is approaching, and it's time to make some pirate plans. This holiday, which has grown in popularity around the world, is celebrated on Sept. 19. It falls on a Saturday this year, which means there's even more room for fun.

Here are five ways to celebrate this year in swashbucklin' style.

1. Free doughnuts at Krispy Kreme

That's right, free doughnuts at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts locations across the United States and Canada. You have to talk like a pirate and dress like a pirate, and there are a few locations that aren't participating, but most of ye hearties can start your morning off right with the free booty.

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2. Free fish at Long John Silver's

Hungry for more? Head to your local Long John Silver's. According to the official Talk Like a Pirate Day website, the chain will once again give out free fish if you come in dressed like a pirate.

3. Show your Pirate pride on social media

Change your Facebook language to "Pirate," or Tweet your thoughts pirate style on Twitter.

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4. Talk like a pirate

Impress (or annoy) your friends and family by talking the pirate talk all day with this great pirate-speak tutorial. Also, from the proper use of the term "Arrr!" to pirate pickup lines ("C'mon, lad, shiver me timbers!"), talklikeapirate.com will give you all the basics… and more.

5. Down some Pirate grog

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum, and you can make your own Pirate grog. With ginger, lime and a little sugar, we say, "Aye!"

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How will you celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day?

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