Today marks the yearly celebration of Star Wars Day and “May the Fourth be with you” all!
This is the pun that turned into a collective cry for Star Wars fans as a declaration of their love of the saga. It was first used way back in 1979 when the Margaret Thatcher was elected prime minister of Britain – the first female to hold the highest political position in the country according to Starwars.com.
“Margaret Thatcher has won the election and become Britain’s first woman prime minister. To celebrate their victory her party took a half page of advertising space in the London Evening News. This message, referring to the day of victory, was ‘May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations,’ further proof of the extent to which Star Wars has influenced us all.”
Although the idea of celebrating Star Wars Day every May 4th did not originate with Lucasfilm which created Star Wars, the film company has completely adopted the spirit of fandom that makes this day extra special. Also, the month of May is very significant to Star Wars fans because the first Star Wars movie was launched on May 25, 1977 and George Lucas was born on May 14, 1944. Star Wars Day started in 2011.
This year, actress Daisy Ridley who played Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens gives her message to fans on Star Wars Day through a short footage posted on the official Star Wars Twitter page, wrote NME.
She also posted her photo together with co-star John Boyega in Instagram to celebrate Star Wars Day. Ridley and Boyega are currently shooting scenes for the Star Wars: Episode VIII which will hit cinemas on December 2017.
Do you want to do something fun for Star Wars Day? Why not watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens being told using emojis. Happy Star Wars Day!
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