Star Wars Day is an informal commemorative day observed annually on May 4 to celebrate the Star Wars media franchise created by founder and former chairman and CEO of Lucasfilm, George Lucas. Observance of the day spread quickly through media and grassroots celebrations since the franchise began in 1977.
Not all that long ago, in this very galaxy, Star Wars fans found a really good excuse to celebrate their obsession on Star Wars Day, aka May the 4th.
“May the 4th be with you.”
It’s the famous Star Wars pun that launched a holiday, and for good reason. It’s clever, it’s catchy, and, well, everyone loves Star Wars. Even if you’re not a die-hard fan, it’s nearly impossible not to smile just a little bit at this play on Obi-Wan Kenobi’s memorable line in A New Hope, which has become one of the most famous Star Wars quotes of all time: “May the Force be with you.”