Today is also the international observance of Star Wars Day! May the 4th Be With You!
May 4 is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. And as of today, there are 241 days are remaining until the end of the year.
May 4 is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57). It is also somewhat less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).
We just educated you a bit about today’s date. You’re welcome! 😉
Star Wars Day
Star Wars Day celebrates Star Wars and is followed worldwide by fans of the movies.
The date was chosen for the easy pun on the catchphrase “May the Force be with you” as “May the Fourth be with you.” Even though the holiday was not created or declared by Lucasfilm, many Star Wars fans across the world have chosen to celebrate the holiday.
May the 4th Be With You
According to the official Star Wars website:
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:
The phrase dates back to at least 1979, on the day Margaret Thatcher was elected Britain’s first woman prime minister. Her party took out a newspaper ad in the London Evening News that said “May the Fourth be with you, Maggie. Congratulations.”
Say “May the 4th Be With You” out loud and you’ll hear the pun that Star Wars fans worldwide have turned into a rallying cry to proclaim their love of the saga.
We hope you have a have a happy and safe Star Wars Day and May the 4th be with you!
While browsing YouTube, we stumbled upon a hidden gem! A remastered version of Star Wars Gangsta Rap 2 which is an unofficial sequel to Star Wars Gangsta Rap.