Yes, indeedy: It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day.
I am so glad that Yom Kippur and ITLaPD did not overlap. Think of what a hot mess that would’ve been. Thousands of Jews, standing together in worship on the holiest, most solemn day of the year, chanting the Birkot ha-Shacharrrh, followed by the Barukh she-Amarrrh, the Amidarrrh, and the Arrrhleinu. And then there’s the liturgy that is special to the day: the U’netarrrh-neh Tokef and the Arrrhshamnu.
The special acrostic prayers that are a key feature of the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur holidays would have to be modified appropriately. Piyyutim for Piratim.
It’d go on all day. Ma’arrrh-iv, Shacharrrhit, Mincharrrh, Ne’ilarrrh.
Thank Gawd that ITLaPD is today and not yesterday: it won’t be until 2018 that the two days coincide, giving us a Yom Kipparrrh in the Jewish year 5779. But meanwhile, time’s arrrh-wastin’! Get with the program and start talking like a pirate right now! Arrrh else!