Raise Your Colors for International Talk Like a Pirate Day, matey! Did you know that the world of pirates dates all the way back to ancient Greece? Its golden age began in the 1650s and peaked around 1720. Today we celebrate the wonderful life of a pirate on September 19th. If you're a landlubber and want to explore this extraordinary world, check out one of the programs below. Got a taste for the pirate life and want to read and explore more about it? Check out our Pirate Good Reads and make sure to celebrate on September 19th! AARRRRR!