Amazing Facts Of The Star Wars Day : May The Fourth

Star Wars Day

Introduction

Star Wars Day is a special day celebrated on May 4th by Star Wars movies and TV shows fans. The date was chosen because of a pun on the famous phrase “May the Force be with you.” It sounds like “May the Fourth,” which makes it the perfect day for Star Wars fans to celebrate their love for the franchise. Star Wars Day is a fun way for fans to come together and share their love for the science fiction universe created by George Lucas. It’s a day of excitement and celebration for Star Wars enthusiasts all over the world.

History

Star Wars Day has been celebrated since 2011 when the Toronto Underground Cinema in Canada organized a movie marathon of all six Star Wars movies on May 4th. The idea caught on quickly, and fans started celebrating the day globally. This was the first official Star Wars Day celebration which includes a costume contest and a movie marathon.

Disney

In 1971 filmmaker George Lucas founded film and television production company named Lucasfilm Ltd. LLC in San Rafael, California. Lucasfilm is the production company behind Star Wars. In October 30, 2012, Disney acquired Lucasfilm for $4.05 Billion in the form of cash and stock.

On May 4th, 2020, Disney+ released the finale of The Clone Wars along with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the documentary series Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian. In 2021, they premiered the animated series Star Wars: The Bad Batch on the same day. On May 4th, 2022, they released the second official trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi and Disney Gallery: The Book of Boba Fett. They also announced that the second volume of Star Wars: Visions would be available on May 4th, 2023, on Disney+.

Revenge of the Fifth

“Revenge of the Fifth” is a play on words that is celebrated by some Star Wars fans on May 5th, the day after Star Wars Day. The phrase is a reference to the Sith Lords, who are the main villains in the Star Wars franchise. Fans who celebrate “Revenge of the Fifth” often dress up as their favorite Sith characters and watch Star Wars movies or TV shows. It’s a way for fans to continue their celebrations from the previous days and show their appreciation for the Star Wars universe.

Revenge of the Sixth

“Revenge of the Sixth” is a similar play on words to “Revenge of the Fifth” and is celebrated by some Star Wars fans on May 6th. The day is a continuation of the “dark side” celebrations and is focused on the Sith and their allies.

“Revenge of the Sixth” is not as popular as Star Wars Day or “Revenge of the Fifth,” but it’s still a fun day for fans to celebrate their love for the Star Wars franchise.

Star Wars Day - Stormtroopers

Ways to celebrate Star Wars Day

There are many ways to celebrate Star Wars Day as listed below

  • Dress up as your favorite characters
  • Watch Star Wars movies or TV shows
  • Read Star Wars books or comics, and play Star Wars video games
  • Create Star Wars-themed crafts
  • Bake Star Wars-themed treats
  • Make your own Star Wars costumes
  • Attend special events or screenings of Star Wars movies
  • Go to Star Wars museums or exhibitions
  • Participate in online discussions with other fans

Star Wars Movie Timeline

  • 1977

    Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

  • 1980

    Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

  • 1983

    Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

  • 1999

    Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

  • 2002

    Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

  • 2005

    Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

  • 2015

    Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

  • 2017

    Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

  • 2019

    Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

Number facts of Star Wars

Here are some interesting number facts about Star Wars

1977 : The first Star Wars movie was released, and it has since become a massive cultural phenomenon.
$4.05 Billion : Disney invested to acquire Lucasfilm (Star Wars franchise)
21,647 : Star Wars characters in total
1000 : Years required for a Sarlacc to digest its food
100 Meters : Average length of Sarlacc
1507 Minutes : Required to watch all 11 live-action Star Wars movies (original versions)
$317 Million : Highest budget for Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi
$936.66 Million : Highest Box Office collection for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
99 : People in Costume and Wardrobe Departments for Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones

Frequently Asked Questions

Summary

Star Wars Day is an annual celebration that takes place on May 4th. It started in 2011 and has become a popular event for fans of the Star Wars franchise. The date was chosen because of the pun on the famous phrase “May the Force be with you,” which is a common phrase used in the Star Wars movies. It’s a day to have fun and celebrate the fictional world of Star Wars with fellow fans.

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