Things To Know About This Year's May The Fourth Star Wars Day

Fans on social media tweeted "May the 4th be with you", parodying the Star Wars catchphrase, "May the force be with you". While the idea of May the 4th did not start with Lucasfilm, the film company that created Star Wars has fully embraced the spirit of fandom that makes the day so special.

"Star Wars" fans from around the world revealed their inner Jedi by dressing like characters from the "Star Wars" film franchise, written and directed by George Lucas and starring Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. It will also continue to run twice a night at 7.45pm and 8.45pm until Jun 2. Seriously, I can't wait until this turns into an awesome May the 4th meme that we can share with all your Star Wars loving friends. According to ABC News, the pun "May the Fourth be with you" was "first used back in 1979, with Britain's Conservative Party congratulating Margaret Thatcher in print for taking the prime minister post that day". That month clearly has a deep connection to Star Wars for many fans.

It's May 4th! Which means extra strong currents of Jedi good vibes are flowing through the universe, because it is Star Wars Day. That includes not only marquee movies like the latest trilogy, "A New Hope" prequel "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" and the upcoming Han Solo film, but also intricately weaving together different "Star Wars" assets.

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May The Fourth is upon us, and Google is celebrating in the most Googly way possible; by crunching Star Wars-related numbers and offering discounts on Star Wars goodies in the Play Store.

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  • Carlos Nash