May 4: Fans around the world celebrate Star Wars Day

On May 4, Star Wars fans and sympathizers celebrate Star Wars Day, a date to honor the characters, history and background of the saga created by George Lucas.

Why is Star Wars Day celebrated on May 4?

Star Wars Day was created by fans of the saga and subsequently spread on social networks until it became known and celebrated worldwide.

The origin of the date is very curious. On May 4, 1979, when the world was ecstatic after the premiere of the first Star Wars film, the British newspaper London Evening News published an article in which members of the Conservative Party of the United Kingdom congratulated Margaret Thatcher for her newly acquired position as prime minister of the country, including this phrase “May the Force be with you”, translated as “may the force be with you”. This was used by fans as an impetus to create Star Wars Day.

May the Force be with you is a phrase used by characters in the fictional universe of Star Wars, created by George Lucas. It was a phrase to wish luck, generally when individuals parted ways, or one of them was preparing to face an imminent challenge.

Another major milestone came in 2011, when the Toronto Underground Cinema hosted a film festival on this day. Since then, many companies have taken advantage of the occasion to offer special offers and discounts on their Star Wars products.

Star Wars, in history

Few stories maintain the public’s interest more than 40 years since the premiere of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977), the first in the saga.

Photo: Reuters.

This indicates the strength of this story, which has become a mass phenomenon and a cultural myth over the years. A story that talks about the fight between good and evil, represented in the Jedi and the Sith.

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The fight between The Republic and the Empire shows us throughout all the films in the saga a series of scenarios that recreate a universe of races, robots and characters, each one more strange. In addition to showing us planets and universes typical of the wildest imagination.

But the most important thing about the saga is the teaching of values ​​embodied in different characters who enjoy wisdom such as Master Yoda and other Yedi masters.

A boy dressed like a Photo: Reuters

As all lovers of the saga will know, the original trilogy was developed in the 70s and 80s, being the most valued films.

More than a decade later, the so-called “prequel” trilogy emerged as they tell the story before the original trilogy.

At the end of 2012, Disney acquired Lucasfilm, producer of the previous six films, and announced the creation of a third trilogy, along with two spin-off films and under the category of “Star Wars Stories.”

We list all the films in the saga below:

original trilogy

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)


Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)

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final trilogy

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)

Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)

Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Star Wars Stories

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

3 Books about Star Wars for you to read at home

We recommend some interesting readings about the saga, in Spanish that you can buy online.

Star Wars Universe: Characters, creatures, vehicles, technology and locations:

Book in Spanish and in hardcover that talks about characters, settings, technology and vehicles present in the Star Wars films. With this book you will become an expert on the Star Wars galaxy!

Star Wars. galactic atlas

Hardcover book in Spanish that explores the Star Wars universe, from the deserts of Tatooine to the icy plains of Hoth. It covers the seven films in the saga plus Star Wars Rebels, The Clone Wars, the novels and the comics.

The Star Wars Archives: Episodes IV-VI 1977-1983

Made in close collaboration with George Lucas and Lucasfilm, this book covers the story of the original trilogy and features an exclusive interview with Lucas. The book is illustrated with script pages, production documents, concept art, storyboards, set photographs, stills and posters.

How is Star Wars Day celebrated around the world?

Every May 4th, important events occur around the world to commemorate Star Wars Day. For example, on May 4, 2015, astronauts on the International Space Station watched Star Wars movies. In 2016, the Obamas joined the Star Wars Day celebrations by dancing. And so, a multitude of events that make this Day a worldwide event.

All over the world, on May 4, Star Wars marathons take place with the showing of the saga films, costume parties with the strangest characterizations, exhibitions and all kinds of events to pay tribute to a story that is already part of the collective imagination.

May the Force be with you!

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