Today May 4 “Star Wars Day” Celebrated by fans. The date was chosen for the pun on the catchphrase “May the Force be with you” as “May 4 be with you”.
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The fact that ‘May 4’ sounds similar to ‘May the force’ is the sole reason why fans of the Star Wars franchise decided that May 4 will celebrate as Star Wars Day, wishing each other by saying “May 4 be with you,” instead of “May the Force be with you,” like in the movies.
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The phrase first used in an article published in The London Evening News back in 1979 and the date was, you guessed it, May 4. In 2015, astronauts aboard the International Space Station watched Star Wars on May 4 and tweeted about it with #Maythe4thBeWithYou.”
In 2012, Boris Johnson acceptance speech ended with the famous phrase ‘May the force be with you.’ It was supposed to be an advertisement by Margaret Thatcher’s political party, and it read, “May 4 Be with You, Maggie Congratulations.”
It is a day dedicated to the celebration of the Star Wars franchise created by George Lucas in 1977. The Walt Disney Company purchased Lucas film the production company responsible for the franchise in 2012 and has been organizing annual events and celebrations on May 4 every year since.