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International Talk Like A Pirate Day is held annually on 19th September and what started as a fun concept has turned into an event that receives worldwide media attention.

The event is now celebrated in more than 40 countries across the world and is a fun day that involves people talking and dressing up like pirates.

It is celebrated among fans in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Join in the fun of this auspicious occasion on a Canal Boat Holiday from Hilperton where you can easily reach the historic seaport of Bristol.

What better place to be on International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Few people know just how much of the ports history is linked with Pirates and in fact Bristol was the home to one of the most feared of them all Blackbeard.

Privateering, or state licensed piracy, seems to have started as far back as 1405 when a Letter of Marque, authority to organise private ventures to seize ships of other nations, was granted by King Henry IV to the Bristol masters of the James and Trinity.

The expression ship shape and Bristol fashion is supposed to have derived from the port and for the need for the boats to have their cargo securely stowed.

Bristol Harbour has been in existence since the 13th century and has over the last 20 years undergone a vast redevelopment.

So come along me hearties hoist the Skull and Cross Bones, grab your wooden leg and celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day on your Canal Boat Holiday.


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