On May 4 all fans around the world are celebrating Star Wars Day, saying, under inspiration of Jedi mantra ‘May the Force be with you’, ‘May the Fourth be with you’.
On May 4, all fans around the world are celebrating Star Wars Day, saying, under inspiration of Jedi mantra ‘May the Force be with you’, ‘May the Fourth be with you’.
Some unaware people may think that this is just a sort of quirk, but that would be completely out-of-truth. ‘Star Wars Day’ or ‘May the 4th be with you’ appeared to be completely established unofficial holiday. However, according to Disney and Lucasfilm, it’s rather formal and even official enough.
So why exactly that day has been chosen and what people could do besides watch it trend on Twitter? Because it seems to be important enough to make devoted fans worry when they feel it’s been mistreated.
The original legend, acknowledged by Lucasfilm, says the first time the phrase was used happened on May 4 in 1979, when Margaret Thatcher became a UK prime minister. There was placed an advertisement by the Conservative party in the London Evening News which read, “May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations.”
So from then the story began and after taking off in the social media age and becoming an annual big deal, the news finally grown to a real event in Toronto and later all around the world.
So the list of 5 things you can do on Star Wars Day:
1) Get out your stormtrooper costume and cosplay with your friends
Toronto’s Smiling Buddha will help you to organise that
2) Watch the movies with an adult beverage (or not)
Atlanta’s Battle and Brew bar offers “Star Wars” movies and a themed drink.
3) Cosplay competitively
Chicago’s Geek Bar Beta is hosting a cosplay contest in the Windy City.
4) Be charitable
UNICEF and Lucasfilm/Disney have joined forces to help children in need around the world
5) Stay at home and throw your own party
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