Once a year, we celebrate the adventures happening in a galaxy far, far away. It's Star Wars Day!
"May the 4th be with you" started as a pun between fans and ended up becoming a holiday.
FRIDAY, MAY 4
Margaret Thatcher has won the election and became Britain’s first woman prime minister.
To celebrate their victory, her party took half a page of advertising space in the London Evening News.
The message which referenced their important victory was ‘May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations,’ an undeniable proof of the extent to which Star Wars has influenced popular culture.
This was one of the first known times when the phrase "May the 4th" was used.
As you probably know, the famous phase "May the Force Be with You" was used by Alan Arnold, the author of The Empire Strikes Back for Lucasfilm in 1979.
With the help of the Internet, Star Wars fans from all around the world started to connect, build friendships, and celebrate Star Wars Day together.
Seeing how well people responded to the idea of a special day to celebrate Star Wars, the film company Lucasfilm decided to embrace the spirit of fandom and started using #StarWarsDay across their social media channels.
Their goal was to help spread the word, as well as showcase fan activity. After this, more and more official partners decided to become part of the trend and offered sales, giveaways, and also hosted different events to honor the day.
But let's not forget that the fans are the real creators of this day, so this is their day.
How to Celebrate Star Wars Day
1. Host movie marathons
2. Share greetings and socialize with other fans across social media
3. Cook Star Wars inspired recipes
Photo by: Hy-Vee.
4. Make Star Wars crafts
5. Dress up as your favorite character
“Pass on what you have learned.” - Yoda