Star Wars fans across the planet and in galaxies far, far away will celebrate the iconic movie franchise on Sunday. That's because May 4 sounds like a popular expression in the trilogies, “May the force be with you”.
The expression “May the fourth be with you” dates back to 1979, when Margaret Thatcher was elected as Britain’s first female prime minister, according to the official Star Wars website. Her party took out advertising space in the London Evening News and printed the phrase, referring to her day of victory.
However, May is more than just a pun for Star Wars fans. The six live-action movies were all released in May, beginning with the original Star Wars on May 25, 1977. Even Star Wars writer and director George Lucas was born on May 14, 1944.
There are many ways to celebrate Star Wars Day, but the best way to celebrate "May the fourth" would be to watch the trilogies all over again. That’s what started the world’s fascination with the Jedi and Sith and the light side and the dark side. So make like the Millennium Falcon on the Kessel Run and fall in love with the movies all over again.