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Why is May the 4th Called Star Wars Day? //
"May the 4th be with you." What started as pun warmly shared by fans has become a full-fledged Star Wars holiday: Star Wars Day, a special once-a-year celebration of the galaxy far, far away.
One of the earliest known records of “May the 4th” used in popular culture is in 1979, as described here by author Alan Arnold while he was chronicling the making of The Empire Strikes Back for Lucasfilm:
Friday, May 4
“Margaret Thatcher has won the election and become Britain’s first woman prime minister. To celebrate their victory her party took a half page of advertising space in the London Evening News. This message, referring to the day of victory, was ‘May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations,’ further proof of the extent to which Star Wars has influenced us all.”
Once the Internet allowed Star Wars fans around the world to connect with one another, May the 4th soon became a grassroots tradition each year, with fans online and offline proclaiming it “Star Wars Day.”
While the idea of May the 4th did not start with Lucasfilm, the film company that created Star Wars has fully embraced the spirit of fandom that makes the day so special. StarWars.com, as well as the official Star Wars social media channels (hashtag #StarWarsDay), help spread the word and showcase fan activity. More and more official partners have offered sales, giveaways, and exclusives, and have hosted parties and other activities to honor the day.
Ultimately, as Star Wars Day was created by the fans, it is truly their day. Hosting movie marathons, sharing greetings on social media, cooking Star Wars recipes -- there are no wrong ways to celebrate May the 4th, and each year we're amazed at the creative ways that fans mark the occasion. With Star Wars alive like never before, we hope you'll join in this year.
May the 4th be with you.
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Star Wars Day Crafts //
This May the 4th, show off your buns! Get your Alderaan on and craft this stylish and delicious Princess Leia Cinna-Bun Headpiece. This project will let you display your Star Wars pride, and then eat it afterwards. All you need is: Break and bake cinnamon rolls with icing Wax paper Plastic headband Step 1: Bake cinnamon rolls as instructed by packaging, until golden brown. Set aside two rolls per headpiece and refrain from glazing. Step 2: Cut circles out of the wax paper with approximately the same circumference as the baked cinnamon rolls. You will need one wax paper circle […]