Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Ever since 1995, September 19th has been adorned with the label "International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD)." This is the day where we're all expected to don our tri-cornered hats, our navy blue jackets with gold trimming and to adopt a Cornish accent.
Hang on, isn't that Sydney's Mardi Gras? Oh, of course not, pirates never rode Harleys with their breasticles on show. Sorry.
Setting that to one side, we're told that the date was selected as it was the birthday of the wife of one of the founders - seemingly it was memorable to him, but he no longer had anything else useful for that particular date.