Star Wars fans, what day is today?
- Author: Salvatore Jensen May 07, 2017,
May 07, 2017, 21:45
The day is a chance for character costumes, trivia contests and general celebration of the wildly popular film series.
"Star Wars" is perhaps the only pop-culture franchise boasting its own holiday, with "May the Fourth" (as in ".be with you") now among the calendar's annual events.
The language the Ewoks speak is a combination of Tibetan and Nepalese.
But Thursday is "May The Fourth Be With You" day. It was said printed in The London Evening News to congratulate Margaret Thatcher for taking the office of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Since then, 11 Star Wars movies have been released, sparking a devoted worldwide fan base and generating billions of dollars in sales of tickets and branded merchandise.
The Star Wars theme first made its debut in the orchestra repertoire in a show called Space Odyssey in 2015, with the entire second half dedicated to the movie franchise.
May The Fourth is upon us, and Google is celebrating in the most Googly way possible; by crunching Star Wars-related numbers and offering discounts on Star Wars goodies in the Play Store.
Today only, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be available for rental on FandangoNOW for only $4.00.
Other attractions include a Star Wars-themed "silent disco" on Friday and Saturday, from 9pm to 11pm, and a screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Saturday at 9pm.
This year, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" will premiere in December, the second film in the "Star Wars" sequel trilogy.
There are also deals to be had for all things Star Wars.
Leia Farid, 4, poses for photos during activities to mark "May the 4th" Star Wars Day at Gardens by the Bay on May 4, 2017 in Singapore.