Why is Star Wars Day celebrated on May the Fourth?

Chewbacca and Harrison Ford star in a scene from “Star Wars The Force Awakens directed by J.J. Abrams

May the Fourth started off as a fun little phrase for fans of Star Wars to share with one another once a year, but has become a bigger global celebration in recent years. Every year, May the 4th provides Star Wars fans with a chance to spread their love, and in recent years it's gotten easier with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015 and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story last December.

This year's Star Wars Day featured a duel with light sabers at the Living Mall, a shopping mall with a giant orb that resembles the film's Death Star space station.

A long time ago, we were just stargazing kids, worshipping our letterbox collection of George Lucas' original Star Wars trilogy. It was an instant classic.

"Star Wars' "official website says "May the Fourth" references can be traced to 1979, but the day took off once the Internet started connecting fans". The new Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, hits theaters Christmas Day, 2017. Today will be filled with Star Wars references and bad Yoda and Chewy impressions, but also a lot of deals and a lot of fandom. "Alexa, Tell me a Star Wars joke". Thanks to fan support, the phrase "May the fourth be with you" caught on and the day became what Lucasfilm called a "grassroots tradition".

What are your Star Wars memories? "He also added that his favorite movie is The Empire Strikes Back and his favorite character is Darth Vader".

Learn to play a new-to-you "Star Wars" tabletop game at your local game store.

While me may have multiple Star Wars posts going up to day this may very well be the best one. If you want to keep corporations from co-opting the day, then bust out your Princess Leia costume and let yourself get a little weird today.

May the Fourth be with you!

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