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Star Wars Day is globally recognised as an annual celebration of the epic science-fiction saga, Star Wars, created by George Lucas. Originally a fan-made holiday, it has now been adopted as an official observance by Lucasfilm and Disney, the current owners of the franchise. The day is a unifying opportunity for fans to revel in their shared love for the Star Wars universe, characterised by specially planned events, communal viewings of the films, and social media discussions.
The origin of Star Wars Day traces back to May 4, 1979, when Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s first female prime minister. Her party took out an ad in The London Evening News, stating, "May the Fourth be with You, Maggie. Congratulations." In Australia, Star Wars has always enjoyed widespread popularity, with many fans partaking in Star Wars Day celebrations. Australia's connection with Star Wars is further deepened given that shooting for some of the prequel films occurred on Australian soil, specifically in Sydney's Fox Studios.
In Australia, Star Wars Day is observed with much enthusiasm and excitement. Fans often host parties, wear Star Wars-themed clothing, and share their favourite moments and characters from the franchise on social media. Special screenings of the films are often organised at home or local cinemas, complete with themed treats and fantastic costumes. Star Wars Day is celebrated in Australia on the same date as worldwide, making it May the 4th, derived from the franchise’s popular phrase, “May the force be with you."
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