Star Wars Day is celebrated on May 4 of every year. It celebrates the Star Wars created by George Lucas. The fans of Star War films mostly celebrate this day. The celebration of the holiday spread quickly through Internet, social media, and grassroots celebrations. May 4 was chosen for the easy pun on the catchphrase “May the Force be with you” as “May the Fourth be with you.” Still, the holiday was not created or declared by Lucasfilm, many fans across the world have chosen to celebrate the holiday.
History of Star Wars Day
On May 4, 1979, the reference was first used when Margaret Thatcher took office as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. An online news report from the Danish public broadcaster announces her political party, the Conservatives, placed a congratulatory advertisement in The London Evening News, saying “May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations.” The saying was used in a UK Parliament defense debate on May 4th, 1994. In 2011, the first authorized celebration of Star Wars Day took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the Toronto Underground Cinema. Produced by the Sean Ward and Alice Quinn, celebrations included an Original Trilogy Trivia Game Show (A costume contest with celebrity judges; and the web’s best tribute films, mash-ups, parodies, and remixes on the big screen).
On May 4, 2012, the second annual edition took place on Friday. Since 2013, the Walt Disney Company has officially observed the holiday with several festivities at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. On Star Wars Day 2015, astronauts in the International Space Station watched Star Wars.
Other Celebrations on May 4
May 4 is also celebrated as
- International Firefighters Day
- Petite And Proud Day
- National Candied Orange Peel Day
- National Renewal Day
How to Celebrate the Day
On Star Wars Day, just gather your group of friends and attend the events in different parts of the world. If you do not want to go out, then celebrate by arranging a party in your home with your friends and family. You can buy your favorite Start Wars toys in the best deals during the Start Wars Day sales. Post pictures and share your thoughts on social media about the day by using the hashtag #StarWarsDay.
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