Star Wars Day!

I'm not even sure when this day came about is definitely full of epic!


  1. Chiroptera said...:

    There are actually two so-called "Star Wars Day" dates.
    May the 4th has been called Star Wars Day by many fans for years. It actually started in England. On May 4th, 1979, Margaret Thatcher was elected Britain's first female Prime Minister. Her party placed an ad in The London Evening News that said "May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations". The pun was soon picked up by Star Wars fans, and has gradually been spreading.

    The first organized May 4th "Star Wars Day" was held last year (in 2011) in Toronto, Canada at the Toronto Underground Cinema. Festivities included an Original Trilogy Trivia Game Show, a costume contest with celebrity judges, and the web's best tribute films, mash-ups, parodies, and remixes on the big screen. The "Second Annual" event has been going on in Toronto today. (I have a few FB friends up there now, I am waiting for them to post)

    In 2007, the Los Angeles City Council declared May 25th "Star Wars Day" in honor of the 30th Anniversary of the release of the first Star Wars film - on May 25th of 1977.

    There is currently a movement (for lack of a better term) to refer to May 25th as "Geek Pride Day". The reference is not only for the original release of Star Wars, but May 25th is also a "Holiday" in two other works: one called "Towel Day" in Douglas Adams Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Series and another called "Glorious 25 May" in Terry Pratckett's "Discworld".

  1. GRSA said...:

    Wow, that is excellent information...thanks!

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