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  • Writer's pictureTanya Hilts

MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU


I personally am not a Star Wars fan, sad, but true. I know there are many of you out there who are.



So, what is Star Wars Day? (Also known as Intergalactic Star Wars Day, and Luke Skywalker Day) 


Star Wars Day celebrates the Star Wars film franchise created by George Lucas and is observed annually on May 4. The date is based on the pun "May the Fourth be with you" (May the 4th be with you), derived from the catchphrase "May the Force be with you" often heard in Star Wars films. The day was neither created nor declared by George Lucas or his company Lucasfilm, but it is celebrated by Star Wars fans around the world.  The saying is rumored to have first been used in a newspaper advertisement on May 4, 1979, to congratulate Margaret Thatcher on the day she took office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The advertisement was placed by her political party, the Conservatives, with the text "May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations."


Did you also know, the first ever celebrated Star Wars Day took place in Toronto in 2011? The event included an Original Trivia Game Show, a costume contest, and screenings of fan-made tribute films, releases, mashups, parodies, and remixes. At the end of 2012, Disney bought Lucasfilm and has officially held holidays at Disneyland and Walt Disney World since then.


Here are a couple of other famous quotes you may or may not know:

  • Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose ~ YODA 

  • Many of the truths that we cling to depend greatly on our point of view ~ OBI-WAN KENOBI 

  • Strong people don’t put others down. They lift them up ~ Darth Vader 

  • This is not going to go the way you think ~ Luke Skywalker 

  • If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine ~ OBI-WAN KENOBI 


MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU  


Until next time,


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