Happy May the 4th: See How Fans Celebrate Star Wars Day
Fans around the world celebrate May the 4th as Star Wars Day. The day started as a pun on the phrase “May the Force Be With You” and is now universally acknowledged as “May the 4th Be With You”. Fans have taken to Twitter and are spreading not only Star Wars energy but also positive messages in this time of COVID-19.
Twitter May the 4th Messages
— Columbo (@thisuserisangry) May 3, 2020
— Cassidy (@RaphaellVincent) May 3, 2020
— Nuno (@TNHokkaido) May 3, 2020
— Bounce Back To Life Comics (@OlDanComicGuy) May 3, 2020
— denev @ comms (7/9) (@hammerings) May 4, 2020
— mike (@gooeymike) May 4, 2020
Official May the 4th Star Wars Website Message
The Star Wars Official website also had some fun videos on the May the 4th Hub. The website, found here, featured messages from Yoda, Kylo Ren and other Star Wars characters.
Here is a link to the “May the 4th Be With You” video: May4th
The website also provides interactive games, blogs, videos and information on upcoming events in the Star Wars cannon. Like the announcement of Taika Waititi directing the next Star Wars film.
History of the Phrase
In case you are wondering when the phrase “May the 4th Be With You” first started the answer might surprise you. It began in 1979, in reference to the day Margaret Thatcher took office as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. A newspaper published the phrase and it took off from there. Now, both Disney World and Disneyland have special events on May the 4th in celebration of Star Wars. It became official at Disney in 2013 (source: freepressjournal)
So, whether you are just a fan on Twitter, or you are an official Star Wars character, or maybe a cast member at Disney no one will ever see May the 4th in the same way. Just remember, especially in a time where so many are suffering , we all wish you better times and “May the 4th (or Force) Be With You”.
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