Are You Ready for “May the 4th (Be With You)”?

may the fourth be with you

How will you Celebrate?

Though mentally you know it’s the day before Cinco de Mayo, for Star Wars fans around the world, this Sunday, May 4th is the worldwide day to say “May the Force be with you” to all and celebrate the beloved stories that bind our galaxy together. “May the 4th” (The date stems from a pun on one of the saga’s most famous lines, “May the Force be with you,”) kicks off a season of celebration, particularly since the month of May has always been important to Star Wars fans. Ever since this past Tuesday’s huge cast announcement, Star Wars fans around the globe now have even more to rejoice about this Sunday.

The six live-action movies of the Star Wars saga debuted in May (starting with the original Star Wars on May 25, 1977) the month of May includes George Lucas’ birthday (May 14, 1944), and has been the traditional start date of the popular Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World Resort (this year, the fun begins on May 16th). With the exciting launch of a new trilogy of movies beginning with Star Wars: Episode VII arriving next December, this day to celebrate the saga and its amazing fans is certain to become even bigger in the next few years.

Just in case you’re in need of some inspiration, has compiled a list of 10 fun ways you can celebrate your love of a galaxy far, far, away. Click ahead to check them out!


  • Have a Star Wars movie marathon with friends and family! But do you start with the prequels or the original trilogy? Do you mix in some episodes of The Clone Wars? Better decide before your guests arrive, or you may spend the day in a heated debate.
  • Dressing up for special occasions is important, and May the 4th is no different. Wearing anything from your favorite Star Wars shirt to full-on Stormtrooper gear is completely acceptable. (It’s okay to dress up your pet, too. Bounty hunter bulldogs are especially encouraged.)
  • Toast the saga with the ultimate Star Wars-themed beverage: blue milk, just like Aunt Beru used to make! (Fortunately, unlike Aunt Beru, you don’t own the droids the Empire is looking for.)
  • Have you Vadered anyone yet? Now’s the time to give it a try…and be sure to tweet your photo to @starwars using the hashtag #Vadering!
  • You know that Rebel Alliance symbol tattoo you’ve been thinking about getting? Sunday’s the day.
  • Sometimes people use holidays to travel to new places. Why not go to Disneyland or Disney World and ride Star Tours? There are over 50 mission possibilities…so don’t plan on eating lunch beforehand.
  • As Yoda said, “Pass on what you have learned.” Introduce a younger sibling, family member, or friend to Star Wars!
  • Do you have any Star Wars toys that you don’t need any more? Donate them and make May the 4th really memorable for children in need.


How will you Celebrate on May 4th?

How will you Celebrate on May 4th?


While you’re still here, check out our top FOUR Favorite Star Wars related posts from over the past years here on our site to add to the celebration…

Beyond the Marquee: The Web-Series (Episode 11): STAR WARS SCIENCE EXHIBITION (The Science of the Star Wars Galaxy) –

Beyond the Marquee: the Web Series “The Empire Strikes” (Star Wars Bowling?) –

Beyond the Marquee: The Web-Series (Episode 46): X-WING Marks the Spot (A Giant Lego X-Wing Fighter!) –

Beyond the Marquee: the Web Series (Ep.42) – (Pt.1) Drew Struzan Exclusive Interview (Will Drew be Drawing the Star Wars 7 Poster?) –



May the 4th Be With You!!!

May the 4th Be With You!!!



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