Today, May 4, marks the official Star Wars day. This day is considered an unofficial holiday by Star Wars fans to celebrate Star Wars culture and remember the films. According to wikipedia:
- May 4 is called Star Wars Day (also sometimes known as Luke Skywalker Day) because of the popularity of a common pun spoken on this day.
Since the phrase “May the Force be with you” is a famous quote often spoken in the Star Wars films, fans commonly say “May the fourth be with you” on this day. It should be noted that Star Wars fans were not the first to introduce the line “May the Fourth Be With You”. When Margaret Thatcher was elected Britain’s first female prime minister, it happened on the Fourth of May 1979. This led her party to place an advertisement in The London Evening News, which said: “May The Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations.”
How does this impact you? Do you partake in anything special on this day? Personally, I don’t care too much about today being Star Wars day. I am not one of the thousands of hardcore fans who dress up and pretend to kill each other with plastic light sabers while skipping around like ballerinas. Kudos to those that do, but this is simply not for me.
Star Wars has a special site dedicated to this day and can be found: HERE. Thousands of fans are celebrating and enjoying this “special” day. I came across a cool cupcake picture on the Star Wars blog and wanted to share it:
So I say to everyone “May the fourth be with you” but to me it’s just a regular day.