It is officially Star Wars Day and people are celebrating in every way possible! The day started as a pun but as social media began to take over, people started tweeting and even making “memes” about the day. So how did this all start?!
As legend has it, and according to the origin story recognized by Lucasfilm, the phrase was first used on May 4, 1979, the day Margaret Thatcher took office as UK prime minister. The Conservative party allegedly placed an ad in the London Evening News which read, “May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations.”
It took off in the social media age (where it has become a big deal every year) and finally expanded to real-life with events in Toronto. Now, there are events celebrating the day worldwide. Even the Boston Red Sox had fun with the day and made it an official Star Wars night for the game at Fenway tonight.
So have fun with the day and grab a date and a drink! Or have a night of it and make it a Star Wars marathon but don’t forget the popcorn!