Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day Quick Facts - US

Hashtags#MayThe4thBeWithYou, #WhatStarWarsTaughtMe, #StarWarsDay
2020 DateMay 4, 2020
2021 DateMay 4, 2021
Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day History

Star Wars Day is a day to celebrate all things Star Wars. The date for this celebration is a pun on the popular Star Wars phrase "may the force be with you" ("May the 4th be with you"). Thanks to the Internet, the pun spread more and more and it became a day of celebration among fans. The company that created Star Wars, Lucasfilm, acknowledges the day.

Star Wars Day Facts

  • In 2018, a couple who had twins on this day named them "Luke" and "Leia", after two of the main characters of the Star Wars movies.
  • Star Wars has generated more mechandise sales than any other movie.
  • Many fans of the first three Star Wars movies swear by their original editions, which are apparently no longer commercially available. This led to the fan project called the "despecialized" editions, created by Petr " Harmy" Harmáček and his team. The despecialized editions remove all the changes introduced in later releases, such as special effects, that caused displeasure, outrage even, among the fandom. The project is available for free download online. The creators hope people who download it have purchased an available official release. The legal copyright holders of Star Wars have never acted against the project.
  • $11 million were spent on the production of the first Star Wars movie, which generated $775.4 million in revenue.
  • On this day in 2018, Heathrow Airport in London showed a cancelled flight to planet Alderaan. In the movies, planet Alderaan was destroyed by the "Death Star".
  • Fans in Edinburgh, Scotland have celebrated the day by having a massive lightsaber fight at the Meadows Park.

Star Wars Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Binge watch the Star War movies.
  • Dress up as a Star Wars character. Challenge your friends to do it too.
  • Mark the day for the Star Wars Day event at the Joliet Area Museum and the Joliet Public Library in Ottawa, Illinois on June 2nd. The admission is free.

Copyright 2002-2019 © Sapro Systems LLC • About Privacy Policy License Terms Corrections & Suggestions

spacer