Greetings on May the 4th! Today is the day when Star Wars fans around the world unite to celebrate the franchise. The concept of this unofficial holiday originated from a phrase in the first Star Wars film, “Star Wars: A New Hope” released in 1977, where General Dodonna wishes the rebel alliance good luck before their attack on the Death Star, saying, “Then man your ships! And may the Force be with you!” Here’s what you should know about Star Wars Day, including our ultimate movie ranking to celebrate the occasion.
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Star Wars Day falls on May 4th, and fans all over the world come together to celebrate. The reason for the celebration is due to the similarity between the date and the famous quote, “May the force be with you,” which originated in “Star Wars: A New Hope.” The phrase “May the Fourth be with you” was first used on May 4, 1979, in a London newspaper congratulating the new prime minister, Margaret Thatcher. Fans have continued to celebrate the day for over 40 years. On this year’s Star Wars Day, Disney+ premiered Star Wars Visions Volume 2, which includes short episodes created by anime storytellers and creators with their take on the Star Wars universe.