Star Wars Day, why is it celebrated on May 4?

Star Wars Day, why is it celebrated on May 4?
Star Wars Day, why is it celebrated on May 4?

Star Wars is a franchise films created by George Lucas in 1977which shows a fictional galaxy of unknown worlds, spaceships and rescues in the universe.

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Likewise, it stars the characters imaginary Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The franchise was a resounding success at the box office, since it raised more than 700 million dollars and in a matter of time managed to release sequels to movies, toys, songs, video games, comics, collectible figures, among others. Thus achieving, have millions of fans all over the world.

In some countries, May 4th was classified as Star Wars event where hundreds of fans to share your taste for the franchise. This day is celebrated in various ways around the world.

  • They organize Star Wars movie marathons
  • Are issued podcasts and streaming
  • Are issued channel specials dedicated to the franchise
  • Different stores they launch offers

This day arose due to english word game. That is to say, there is a very famous and characteristic phrase from the movie saga, said by the Jedi: “May the force be with you”, translated into Spanish as “May the Force be with you!”.

In this way, the way “May the force be with you” is pronounced and the date “May the 4th (fourth) be with you” they have one phonetic similarity.

As a result of this, since 2011, in the middle of the festival Toronto Underground Cinemamany of the fans established May 4 as Star Wars Day, a date to yield tribute to the franchise that marked the childhood of many.

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