Star Wars Day Date in the current year: May 4, 2016

Star Wars Day Star Wars Day is an informal observance celebrated by fans of the Star Wars franchise created by George Lucas. It is held annually on May 4.

Such a date was chosen because the iconic expression from the movies “May the Force be with you” sounds similar to “May the fourth be with you”. The first celebration of Star Wars Day was held in 2011 in Toronto, Canada. It included a game show, a costume contest, and a video show.

The holiday has been celebrated ever since. Its observance spread across the world due to social media. On May 4, Star Wars fans from all over the world celebrate the films, television series, books, comic books, and games that comprise the franchise.

In late 2012, Lucasfilm was purchased by the Walt Disney Company, and Disney Parks started to hold Star Wars-themed events and festivities on the occasion of Star Wars Day. The celebrations last throughout May, because May 25 marks the anniversary of the first movie.

The holiday have become so popular that the following day, May 5, it sometimes jokingly called “Revenge of the Fifth”. It is a reference to the title of “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith”. On this day, fans celebrate the Sith Lords and other villains from the franchise.

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