Why Is May 4th Called Star Wars Day?

Why Is May 4th Called Star Wars Day?

Why Is May 4th Called Star Wars Day?

May the fourth is known as "Star Wars" Day because of the phonetic similarity between that date and the phrase "may the force." In the "Star Wars" media franchise, the saying "may the Force be with you" has special significance relating to that franchise's mythology.

Saying "May the fourth be with you" is a punny way of referencing the "Star Wars" mythology and universe. According to the official "Star Wars" website, one of the earliest known public references to this pun was published in the London Evening News after Margaret Thatcher became the British Prime Minister in 1979, just a few years after the original "Star Wars" film premiered.