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Star Wars Day : May the fourth be with you

Star Wars Day : May the fourth be with you
Written by Ravleen Khera

May 4th may not seem like a memorable or remarkable day for the average person out here, but for the Star Wars lovers, May 4th is a day meant to celebrate their love for the Star Wars films and send  positive ‘force’ out into the universe.  This celebration is carried out every year for all the lovers of the Jedi, the Sith, the light side, the dark side and everything else related to the Star Wars franchise. For those of you who regularly come across the pun “May The Fourth Be With you” on social media every year, but never got the back story to it, here it is. “May the Fourth…” rhymes with the most popular phrase from the franchise “May the force be with you” and the fandom essentially came forward with this day as International Star Wars Day.

The origin of the day started way back in 1979, when the pun was used for the first time in an advertisement in a London newspaper. People picked it up from there and there was no looking back since then. The Star Wars franchise has had a strong and significant impact on the modern pop culture and the movie references are used consistently till date. This is the franchise that can be given full credit for popularizing the science- fiction genre in cinema. The last film in this epic space opera which was released in December 2015 managed to earn more than $ 2 billion at the box office.

The most traditional way in which you can celebrate this day is by watching a marathon of these films back to back and let it all soak in before the next film ‘The Last Jedi’ hits theaters this Christmas. While you do that, we have compiled some hilarious tweets that celebrate Star Wars Day. Take a look :

Also this is the first Star Wars Day since we lost Carrie Fisher aka Princess Leia.

 

About the author

Ravleen Khera

A commerce graduate, yoga enthusiast ( certified power yoga instructor), internet/social media junkie, dog lover, coffee addict are some words that describe me. I endeavour to nurture a skill for penning down words that educate, engage, entertain and also add value to the platform my content is published on. Currently,amidst a career transition :)