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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.
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Happy may the 4th everyone and with it being Star Wars day I wanna some of your first and favourite Star Wars games. My first was Star Wars on the gameboy and my favourite is probably knights of the old republic #gamersunite #gamerquestion #StarWarsDay pic.twitter.com/CSqyLHulpx— SUPERNERDSUK_gaming (@SNUKgaming) May 4, 2018
Tomorrow is Funko Fashion Friday! Don't forget to rock your favorite Funko/@Loungefly styles with the tag #FunkoFashionFriday. We'll pick someone to win a special prize pack! Psst, tomorrow is also #StarWarsDay! pic.twitter.com/FWfdL1FzkR— Funko (@OriginalFunko) May 4, 2018
Tomorrow at 1pm EST/6pm London time @YodaBauer and #ProfessorJango will be watching #TheLastJedi to celebrate #StarWarsDay on #MayTheFourthBeWithYou! Come hangout with us at https://t.co/PBkYB4brM0! pic.twitter.com/UtcNwXFOKK— The Star Wars Refuge (@PortHavenForums) May 3, 2018
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’.Read More: