Today, May 4, 2021 is Star Wars Day! The unofficial holiday celebrated by Star Wars fan across the globe to commemorate the George Lucas films. May the fourth be with you, is a pun popularized by the Star Wars saying, “may the force be with you.” However, some fans recognize May 25, as Star Wars day, as this is the date the first Star Wars movies premiered back in 1977. Here are some fun facts about May the Fourth and Star Wars Day.
Many are unaware that George Lucas’ film company Lucasfilm’s had nothing to do with the creation of the holiday. In fact, in 2012 The Walt Disney Company purchases Lucasfilm’s, and started observing the holiday in 2013, 36 years after the first films release. Every year to celebrate they host special Star Wars themed events at both Disneyworld and Disneyland.
Ways to Celebrate
People across the US and the world celebrate May the Fourth with costume events and so much more. Many ice cream shops will feature special flavors named after things in the movie such as The Force, Tart Tart Binks, Wookie’s and Cream and so much more. Furthermore, this is also a special day to send May the Fourth Be With you greeting cards and social media posts to celebrate Star Wars.
Getting married? Love Star Wars? May the Fourth has become a popular wedding date for die hard fans. Many of these fans will have Star Wars themed weddings where the décor, bridal party and guests’ attire is in the theme of Star Wars. I mean, who does not want Yoda or Darth Vader to marry them?
And of course, we can’t forget those who take this day to reflect in their church. The church of Jedism that is. Yes, you can practice Jedism the ideology made famous from the Star Wars movies.
Whatever way you choose to celebrate is simply up to you. Happy Star Wars Day and May the Fourth be with You.