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#StarWarsDay: Here's how people are celebrating it

Right from watching the series once again to reading about the adventures, fans are all set to soak up the everlasting spirit of the epic space opera franchise

Nanda Das @nanda1das 4 May 2018, 5:35 PM
May the Fourth be with you

May the Fourth be with you Image: Twitter

Today, May 4 is a day for all lovers of Jedi, the Resistance, the Skywalkers, the Hutts, Boba Fett, Gamorrean guards, Maz Kanata, General Grievous, Rancor Keeper and Snap Wexley. Yes, we are talking of Star Wars Day —  a holiday for die-hard fans of the series, and trust us George Lucas, who created the original trilogy, or LucasFilm, had no hands in it.

To give you the background —  The phrase 'May the Fourth be with you' was first published in a newspaper advertisement on May 4, 1979, by the Conservative Party. That was the day when Margaret Thatcher took charge as the first female prime minister of the UK. In 2012, the Walt Disney Company bought the rights of Star Wars and Lucasfilm and since 2013, grand celebrations are organised in Disneyland and Walt Disney World theme parks.

Here are six ways fans across the globe are celebrating and paying homage to their favourite movie franchise.

Rocking memes

Rack of reads

We are game for it

Fashion fiesta

Joy toys

Movie marathon

But it's not just May 4 that's celebrated by fans. Some celebrate it on May 5 as a wordplay on Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith as Revenge of the Fifth. Others celebrate the day on May 6, citing Revenge of the Sith as a better wordplay on ‘Sith’.

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