PIRATES WEEK

PIRATES WEEK

ABOARD OUR ISLANDS FOR PIRATES WEEK

Our Pirates Week Festival is the premiere Cayman Islands’ national festival. Awaiting you is a week of swashbuckling to be had by all. With parades, games, music, and fireworks there is something for every buccaneer to enjoy.


 

WELCOME PARADE AND PIRATE INVASION

For one week in November, each of the Cayman Islands is invaded by pirates and there will be plenty of plunder for scallywags and landlubbers alike. The festivities begin in Cayman Brac with a welcome parade, followed by a bonfire after sunset and the first fireworks display of the week.

The fun then moves on to Grand Cayman, where the action really picks up. Here, you and your friends and family can experience five fun-filled days of music, parades, competitions, games and stunning fireworks displays. The festival later takes over Hog Sty Bay in George Town, with a pirate invasion where the Governor is captured. The revelry concludes in the intimate setting of Little Cayman, with a barbeque to bid farewell until next year’s celebration.

PIRATES WEEK OF SCHEDULE OF EVENTS <LINK TO PW SITE>
 

HOW TO BE A PIRATE

 

SPEAK LIKE A PIRATE

Roll your arrs and add these phrases to your vocabulary while talking to your fellow buccaneers.

-Ahoy: Hello
-Avast: Check that out
-Aye: Yes
-Arr: I agree

-Bilge Rat: Someone who finished the rum

 

EAT LIKE A PIRATE

Indulge in all that Cayman has to offer with the appetite of a pirate who has been at sea. Pirates Week offers plenty of fare from the depths during the festival.

Conch Stew: a creamy concoction of conch, dumplings, coconut milk and scotch bonnet peppers served over white rice.

Fried Fish: wahoo or mahi mahi.

Whelks: a type of mussel that has been stewed and served with white rice.

Turtle: stewed turtle meat served with rice and beans (also called peas).

Breadkind: starchy foods such as breadfruit or cassava.

Run down: either salt beef or fish based stew that includes potatoes, coconut milk and dumplings.
 

PARADE LIKE A PIRATE

Gather a bunch of your friends and neighbours for your own Pirate Invasion Parade, if you can't make the real thing!

-Decorate floats, cars, bikes and skateboards.
-Use old sheets for sails.
-Cardboard can be used for the creation of the boat.
-Creativity and fun are the most important part of the parade.

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