Choose The Dark Side For A Day And Celebrate Revenge Of The Fifth

Choose The Dark Side For A Day And Celebrate Revenge Of The Fifth

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, 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. 



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


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.

Dana Peller

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


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?!

What Corinne Did

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.

Hannah Marie

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