Ebene Magazine – May the 4th be with you: what is Star Wars Day and how did it start?

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As May 4th comes back, let’s take a look at the day made famous by Star Wars’ quote « May the force be with you » and why it’s still celebrated.

May 2021 is like any other May 4th for decades. It’s the day Star Wars fans from around the world band together to celebrate the famous franchise.

The series of films that are the brainchild of George Lucas began in 1977 and is going strong to this day, with Disney at the top. But what does May 4th mean, why is it so important to Star Wars fans and how is it celebrated?

May 4th was due to its resemblance to the legendary Star Wars quote: « May the force be with you his « became a popular play on words.

According to gadgets.ndrv.com, the fourth pun was first used in May on May 4, 1979, when Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and an article in the London Evening News contained a congratulatory announcement from her party that read: « May the fourth be with you, Maggie. Congratulations. « 

May 4th was dedicated to Star Wars and was organically launched by its fans, but is now celebrated all over the world. In 2011, the first recently organized event officially celebrated the day at the Toronto Underground Cinema.

« May the Force be with you » was most famously first uttered to Luke Skywalker by Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. However, it was also used by General Donna when he dismissed rebel troops prior to their attack on the Death Star.

Yes. After four decades of keeping the romance private, Fisher revealed in her final memoir, The Princess Diarist, that the couple were having a brief affair. Ford was then married to Mary Marquardt.

In a 2016 interview with Today, Fisher said her relationship with Ford was largely sexual and was only « a three-month one-night stand, » but she was obsessed with Ford. She later shared her regret for sharing her secret affair with the Ford world.

Carrie Fisher passed away on December 27, 2016 after suffering sudden cardiac arrest at the age of 60.

Her mother and Debbie Reynolds died just one day after their loss at the age of 84. According to reports, the Hollywood legend – best known for her roles in Singing ‘In The Rain, Will & Grace and Behind The Candelabra – told her son that she « would like » to be with Carrie 15 minutes before a major stroke.
Ebene Magazine – May the 4th be with you: what is Star Wars Day and how did it start?

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