“May the Fourth Be with You”

Today is considered by Star Wars fans a national geek holiday. Fans celebrate the franchise’s film series, books and culture. The date was chosen for the easy pun on the catchphrase “May the Force be with you” and was first used in the United Kingdom on May 4th, 1979 when Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher took office. The misnamed London Evening News placed a congratulatory advertisement, “May the Fourth the with You, Maggie. Congratulations.” In 2012, The Walt Disney Company purchased LucasFilms including the rights to Star Wars and in 2013 officially observed the holiday with several Star Wars events and festivities at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

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