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Star Wars Day

May the Fourth be with you! Join us in celebrating Star Wars Day with special activities, discounts, and deals to make it a day to remember!
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May 4
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Get ready to join the Galactic Empire and celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4! This annual celebration has been around since 2011, when it was first created as a pun based on the iconic phrase “May the force be with you.” It's a great opportunity to show your love for this science fiction phenomenon by wearing costumes, hosting movie marathons, or just watching your favorite Star Wars film.

History of Star Wars Day

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Star Wars Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1977</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Release of the First Star Wars</div><div class='timeline-text'>The original Star Wars movie, later subtitled "Episode IV: A New Hope", was released, marking the beginning of the franchise.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"May the Fourth" Phrase</div><div class='timeline-text'>The phrase "May the Fourth be with you" first used in a UK newspaper ad congratulating Margaret Thatcher on becoming Britain's first woman prime minister on May 4, 1979.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2005</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Completion of Star Wars Prequels</div><div class='timeline-text'>The launch of "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" marks the end of George Lucas's prequel trilogy.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2011</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Official Star Wars Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first organized celebration of Star Wars Day took place at the Toronto Underground Cinema.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Release of The Force Awakens</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first film of the sequel trilogy, "Episode VII: The Force Awakens", was released, reigniting the Star Wars saga.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2019</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>End of the Skywalker Saga</div><div class='timeline-text'>"Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker" concludes the epic nine-part Skywalker saga.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Star Wars Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch your favorite Star Wars movie</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Star Wars Day is the perfect opportunity to watch your favorite Star Wars movie, whether it's the original trilogy or the more recent episodes. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a classic.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Play a game of Star Wars trivia</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family for an epic battle of Star Wars knowledge. Test your knowledge on characters, quotes, and other franchise facts.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Dress up as your favorite character</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Channel your inner Jedi or Sith and dress up as your favorite character from the Star Wars universe. Whether you decide to go as a Stormtrooper, Chewbacca, or Darth Vader, be sure to get creative!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a movie night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite some friends over for a Star Wars movie marathon. Pop some popcorn and enjoy watching all of your favorite films from the comfort of your own home.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make Star Wars themed treats</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Celebrating Star Wars day doesn't have to be all about watching movies. Get creative in the kitchen by making out of this galaxy treats like Stormtrooper sugar cookies or Yoda cupcakes.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Star Wars Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It celebrates an iconic franchise</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Star Wars is one of the most beloved and successful franchises in modern history. It has sparked immeasurable creativity and imagination, spanning across books, movies, video games, toys, and so much more. And on Star Wars Day, we celebrate its legacy and all that it has given us!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It brings fans together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>For years now, fans have been gathering together to celebrate their love for Star Wars. From conventions to online communities and fan art - there is no shortage of ways for fans to gather and share their appreciation of the franchise. With a worldwide fanbase, Star Wars Day truly unites people from all around the world!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It celebrates adventure & courage</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>At its core, Star Wars is about taking risks and forging your own path - no matter the odds against you. It teaches us the value of friendship, resilience and standing up for what's right. So as we come together to celebrate on Star Wars Day, let's take a moment to reflect on these messages of courage and hope!</p></div></div>

5 Facts about Star Wars that will Surprise You

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Mark Hamill turned down the role of Han Solo</h3><p class='facts-content'>Before his now-iconic role as Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill auditioned to play Han Solo in the original Star Wars movie. He was eventually told to try for the part of Skywalker instead.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Many of the alien languages are real</h3><p class='facts-content'>The alien languages of the Star Wars universe, including Huttese, Ewokese, and Kashyyyk, are, for the most part, based on real languages spoken around the world.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>It has been referenced in over 40 films</h3><p class='facts-content'>Thanks to its immense popularity, Star Wars has been referenced in over 40 films, from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy to Super 8 to The Lego Movie.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>There is a popular hidden letter game</h3><p class='facts-content'>Fans of Star Wars have developed an increasingly popular hidden letter game, to unravel the many mysteries of the Star Wars universe. The game helps the players to uncover new elements and figure out hidden words.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>George Lucas used name inspiration from his past</h3><p class='facts-content'>George Lucas drew inspiration for the names of his characters from people he grew up with, and even from his own family members. Luke Skywalker, for example, was named after Lucas's uncle,

Star Wars Day FAQs

When is Star Wars Day?

Star Wars Day is celebrated on May 4 every year. In 2024, the 4th of May falls on a Saturday.

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