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'May the Fourth Be with You': 'Star Wars' Fans Mark 40th Anniversary

'May the Fourth Be with You': 'Star Wars' Fans Mark 40th Anniversary

It may be in a galaxy far, far away. but the full power of the Force is sensed by every living human on this planet on May 4, otherwise known as Star Wars Day. It was said printed in The London Evening News to congratulate Margaret Thatcher for taking the office of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. However, there is a silver lining for fans looking for some Star Wars content from the streaming giant!

The task facing the story group is daunting, given the proliferation of "Star Wars" fare and fans' passion for the franchise - and their preoccupation with its minutia.

According to Lucasfilm and CNN, the reason Star Wars day came to be was the phrase was first used on May 4, 1979, the day Margaret Thatcher took office as United Kingdom prime minister. I just wanted you all to keep smiles on your faces because today is not a regular day. This was mentioned by author Alan Arnold when he was chronicling the making of 1980 film, "The Empire Strikes Back".

Whatever the arguments and counterarguments may be, one thing is for sure: The Star Wars Day celebration is here to stay, given the kind of massive and fanatic fan following the franchise boasts of.




Fans have already been excited for the release of the new Star Wars film, Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi, after Disney has released a trailer ahead of its December 2017 release.

If you've checked the calendar and spend a lot of time thinking about pop culture, then you probably know that May the 4th, aka Star Wars Day. Starting on May 4, 2013, Disney Parks have had official fan celebrations - emphasis on fan, to keep with the spirit of the day - and this year Disney stores are also joining in, offering exclusive collectibles and deals on "Star Wars" merchandise. Check out these Star Wars themed recipes. "I could get all philosophical and political about the story because Lucas did a great job of creating dialogue and commentary about our world and society within Star Wars, but I won't!"

Use the hashtag #Maythefourth on Instagram or Twitter and see how San Antonio and the nation are celebrating.


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