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May the 4th Be With You is closely followed by Revenge Of The Fifth. If the first one celebrates "the serious" part of the Star Wars universe, the second one is for celebrating "less serious" aspects of this great universe.

In 2012, Victor Medina and his friend Eric Shirey created the site revengeofthe5th.net, clearly referencing the third Star Wars episode entitled "Revenge of the Sith."

"We thought the whole idea for ‘Revenge of the Fifth would cover the flipside of the Star Wars universe, with all the really goofy, funny stuff… everything that’s not necessarily canon or part of the original trilogy, but celebrates the fandom on the fringes of it." 

                                                             - Victor Medina 

Fans started discussing among themselves whether it should be Revenge of the Fifth or Revenge of the Sixth, which many believed sounds more like the word Sith. 

As for the opposite team, they said Revenge of the Sixth sounds weird with the x sound.

Some fans also worried that celebrating on May 5 might interfere with the American version of Cinco de Mayo. 

 

People didn't seem to be able to come to an agreement when it comes to what the day should celebrate neither.

Medina and Shirey said that the day should celebrate the quirky parts of the Star Wars universe while some fans argued it should celebrate the Dark Side and villains of the Star Wars universe.

Even if you choose the Dark Side for a day, or wish to simply celebrate all the quirky parts, we think Revenge of the Fifth or Sixth is worth celebrating either way. 

 

19 THOUGHTS ON “Choose The Dark Side For A Day And Celebrate Revenge Of The Fifth”

by Blair villanueva

My friend celebrated it in a bar and wearing our cloak and light swords. It was cool!

by Anosa

Its weird I think that its revenge of the fifth it should be sixth if its of any relevance to Star Wars

by Karen - Our Irish Family

I never knew this day existed. May the 4th be with you, I knew, but I think it’s a great idea to celebrate the less serious, fun side of Star Wars.

by Mickey

I vote for Revenge of the Sixth. It sounds closer

by Essi

I’m not really a star wars fan but the movie seems interesting. I’m sure those who are will enjoy it. :)

by Kim

I’m not a Star Wars fan, but I know many people are crazy about it. Hope it’s a good one!

by Dana Peller

My nephews love the Dark Side and have a funny joke about trying to get me over to it. They have cookies as bait. haha.

by Anita

I did not know that such a day existed. Very cool!

by What Corinne Did

I had completely forgotten about May the 4th even more so the 5th of May! I am such a big fan of star wars! how could i even forget?!

by Hannah Marie

I’ve seen lots of May the 4th celebration but not this one. I haven’t watched any Star Wars movie but this makes me curious.

by Laurie

I would celebrate the fifth and sixth. If you celebrate on the fifth, you might just pronounce “sixth” as “sith”. :)

by Jessica Taylor

Can you believe that I have never seen any of the Star Wars movies? My brother is a huge fan, but I could never get past the first few minutes!

by Anjali W

Seems quite interesting. I have watched the Star wars movies. This is the next much awaited one!

by Minakshi Bajpai

Wow this is so interesting. thanks for sharing this amazing post.

by Andrea

hahahaa. on the 4th i kept hearing all day may the forth be with you. and now reading this kind of wish I would of known before and used this all day on the 5th lol.

by Tina Hogan grant

HA! I’ve never heard of revenge of the 5th. I just discovered may the 4th be with you this year. I had no idea about either one of these days.

by Ally

I’ve never seen any of the Star Wars movies before and have only heard of the “May the Fourth Be With You” day. This seems like such a fun idea for star wars fans to get to celebrate another day as well!

by Karie

Haha I have celebrated May 4th but had never heard of the other day but if it’s as fun as the May the 4th be with you party I went to Im all in

by Amber Myers

Ha, I didn’t know much about Revenge of the Fifth. We did celebrate May the 4th be with you! We love Star Wars.