May 4th is Star Wars Day: May the 4th be with you!

May the 4th Be With You

May the 4th Be With You

Why is May the 4th called Star Wars Day?

Star Wars Day is always celebrated on May the Fourth, because of a famous quote from the hugely popular science fiction series blockbuster is “May the Force (Fourth) be with you.” Say “May the 4th Be With You” out loud and you’ll hear the pun that Star Wars fans worldwide have turned into a rallying cry to proclaim their love of the saga. It’s the worldwide day to say “May the Force be with you” to all, and celebrate the beloved Star Wars story that binds our galaxy together.

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. StarWars.com as well as the official Star Wars social media channels (hashtag #StarWarsDay) help spread the word and showcase fan activity. More and more official partners have offered sales, giveaways and exclusives, and have hosted parties and other activities to mark the day.

May the 4th kicks off a season of celebration, particularly since the month of May has always been important to Star Wars fans. The six live-action movies of the Star Wars saga debuted in May (starting with the original Star Wars on May 25, 1977). The month of May also includes George Lucas’ birthday (May 14, 1944), and has been the traditional start date of the popular Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World Resort.

With the exciting launch of a new trilogy of movies beginning with Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie that was just released to DVD, this day is to celebrate the saga and its amazing fans, and is certain to become even bigger each year.

How will you celebrate Star Wars Day?

Check out these Star Wars related crafts: http://www.starwars.com/news/tag/star-wars-crafts

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Just in time for Star Wars Day, follow these easy steps to create your own Chewbacca bookmark

And some Star Wars related recipes: http://www.starwars.com/search?q=recipes

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To help celebrate May the 4th, here are some recipes for Star Wars-themed mocktails. Each drink combines fun Star Wars elements into something delicious to drink

And get your first look at Rouge One: A Star Wars Story in theaters this December by checking out the Official Teaser Trailer!

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