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May the 4th Be with You: All About the Star Wars Holiday

May the 4th Be with You: All About the Star Wars Holiday


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Star Wars Day

"May the 4th be with you." It's the famous Star Wars pun that launched a holiday, and for good reason. It's clever, it's catchy, and everyone loves Star Wars.

But just how did that clever turn of phrase turn into a bona fide Star Wars holid...

Unlikely Origins Of Star Wars Day

  • The phrase "May the Fourth be with you, Maggie" originated in England's conservative party, the Tories, after Margaret Thatcher won the election to become the first female prime minister of the United Kingdom.
  • While the pun stuck and became popular with Star Wars fans, it didn't cros...

Star Wars Day Is An Actual Holiday

In 2012, Disney bought Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise, so it made sense for them to embrace May 4th as a public holiday.

It began as an unofficial holiday and was more of an unofficial recognition of the franchise than an official holiday until the California legislature voted in 201...

Everything Star Wars On 4th May

  • Star Wars parties, themed food, movie marathons, and charity events
  • The 501st Legion, Darth Vader and stormtroopers from the 501st make appearances at children’s hospitals
  • Merchandise is sold and important to the success of the franchise
  • Ask Alexa to use the Force

Future Instalments In The Franchise

  • There are a slew of new Star Wars movies and TV shows slated for the very near future, but the only one slated for May 4th this year is the behind-the-scenes special Disney Gallery: The Book of Boba Fett
  • Other 2022 highlights include Andor, a Disney+ prequel series to Rogue One that ...



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