Star Wars Day – May the 4th Be with You

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Star Wars Day is a casual, informal commemorative celebration observed each year on May 4, hence, the popular pun “May the 4th Be with You”. In celebration of George Lucas’s Star Wars series and the original quote of May the Force Be with You.


The celebration of this day spread rapidly through various grassroots, fan followings, and extended media events. Many people do not realize that Star Wars was not immediately successful and popular because it was intended as a far-out sci-fi concept with enormous boldness and cutting-edge style that has very quickly caught on. From the very beginning, Star Wars has always been steeped in an epic sense of adventure and fantasy that continues to astound today, and it was this very idea that would eventually take shape into what we know today as Star Wars.

George Lucas utilized many of the now famous characters and created the technique of writing a story outline for his Star Wars series of movies, which is basically a blueprint of how a movie should progress. With this detailed outline in place, he and his staff of talented creatives set about developing the story and lay down the actual concepts of what a Star Wars film would look like. They then went to work developing the story lines, casting, and obtaining the visual components which were to be used to complete the finished product. In addition to working on the screenplay for their films, they also worked on the concept art, costumes, and background imagery as well. They wanted to make sure that all aspects of the franchise were completely included so that when fans looked back on the original movies that they could enjoy seeing everything that they had come to expect from their beloved series.

One Star Wars movie that occurred after the release of the Star Wars Attack of the Clones (2002) was the release of Revenge of the Sith (2005), a science fiction film directed by Star Wars creator George Lucas. Fans were eager to commemorate the success of Revenge of the Sith and to see what kind of spin-off events may arise from it. Celebration for Revenge of the Sith featured numerous activities that were designed to give fans a look at what may come next in the popular science fiction series. For many people, this may have been the first time they had participated in such a plan, which allowed them to participate in the development of a Star Wars franchise of their own.


Celebration for Revenge of the Sith featured numerous parties and events that were hosted by various local, national, and international businesses. In many cases, these celebrations were hosted by restaurants, hotels, and private homes around the world. Some local eateries and hotels did not want to host any party related to the movie franchise because of fears that it may negatively affect their business, but in some cases the party was welcomed and enjoyed by those who attended. In fact, many times a Star Wars themed table was seen at an event. This may have been the first time that such a thing had been attempted since the release of Revenge of the Sith.

May the 4th Be with You, in the United States and around the world, it does not matter what Star Wars movie, series, or cartoon you prefer watch, it is just the fact of enjoying something that makes you feel good.

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