In case you hadn’t heard, today is National Talk Like A Pirate Day. Personally, I happen to be a fan of pirate culture. When I was a kid I wanted to grow up to be a pirate, but then my mom told me that pirates didn’t exist anymore, so I decided to be the next best thing – which apparently is playing guitar in a rock band.

But believe me, if I could be a pirate I would be. I have such a love for the pirate life that I’m actually referred to as “The Captain” in my group of friends. I even own an official replica of Jack Sparrow’s hat. If you’re like me and enjoy the pirate’s life, here are some ways to celebrate here in Minnesota.

  1. Attend The Renaissance Festival
  2. Stop by the Nordic Inn Medieval Dinner Theater
  3. Check out Costumes Plus – Halloween Shop
  4. Stop by Theatrical Costume Company
  5. Have a drink at the Martini Lounge (my personal favorite place for a drink)

But hey, if talking like a pirate isn't your thing, maybe you'll want to celebrate one of the other three holidays that just so happen to be today. Aside from being National Talk Like A Pirate Day, it's also National Butterscotch Pudding Day, National Hug Your Boss Day, and National Pawpaw Day.

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