For every Star War Fan, the 4th of May was a happy day! The famous movie catchphrase “May the force be with you” is uttered by millions of fans worldwide. May ‘fourth’ is proudly recognised as a day to tribute the popular movie series.
The earliest known celebration of “May the 4th” occurred in 1979, when Margaret Thatcher’s political party took a full page ad out of the London Evening News, which ran the day she was sworn in as the U.K.’s first female prime minister. It included the message, “May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations.”
While not a federal holiday, The California Legislature on Thursday voted to declare the date “Star Wars Day” in conjunction with the expected opening of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge ride at the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim later this year.
This year’s event did not have the same spark given the passing of Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca.
So, how do you celebrate Star Wars Day? Here’s how –
- What is a May the Fourth celebration without the actual Star Wars movies? This is a good time as any to catch up and refresh your memory on the saga so far.
- If you’re not wearing something Star Wars related, then you’re doing it wrong.
- Get Star Wars Figurines or droids or any of the merchandise! Being Star Wars Day, there’s huge discounts offered on your favourite Star Wars product.
- Listen to the Star Wars Song Track. If you don’t want to kepp browsing in search of them, Disney Music has curated a Best of Star Wars playlist on Apple Music, so just take a listen over there for some of the most memorable tracks to date.
- Watch the spin-off Star Wars web series on the brave women of the Star Wars Universe called Force Of Destiny. The series stars Leia Organa, Padme Amidala, Sabine Wren, and Rey. You can find it on Youtube.