NATIONAL STAR WARS DAY – May 4 (May The Fourth Be With You)

National Star Wars Day | May 4
(Last Updated On: May 4, 2023)


May the Fourth be with you each year on National Star Wars Day. Or is it, “May the force be with you?” It all depends on whether you like using puns or not.


Thousands of Star Wars enthusiasts celebrate this day each year with parties and celebrations around the nation.  If you are a fan, then National Star Wars Day allows you to dress like your favorite character, say your favorite lines from the series and catch a movie or read a book.

Star Wars fans didn’t first introduce the often-quoted phrase on May 4th. It was 1979, and Britain elected the first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. On May 4th, the day she took office, the Conservative Party placed an advertisement in The London Evening News, which read, “May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations.”

Star Wars creator, George Lucas, was asked during a 2005 interview on a German news TV channel to say the famous sentence “May the Force Be with You.”   Upon doing so, the interpreter interpreted the sentence into German as Am4 Mai sind wir bei Ihnen (On May 4 we are with you). TV Total captured this and aired it on May 18, 2005.


  • Wear your Wookie costume.
  • Bring your lightsaber to school or the office.
  • Greet people with “May The Fourth Be With You”.
  • Watch some Star Wars films.
  • Play Star Wars trivia.
  • Make some outer space snacks.
  • Use #NationalStarWarsDay to post on social media.


National Star Wars Day was first organized in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the Toronto Underground Cinema in 2011. Produced by Sean Ward and Alice Quinn, festivities included an Original Trilogy Trivia Game Show, a costume contest, and the web’s best tribute films, mash-ups, parodies, and remixes on the big screen. May 4th was chosen because of the play on words.

May The Fourth Be With You FAQs

Q) What is this National Star Wars Day all about?
A) It is all about the ultimate fun Star Wars fans can have as they Celebrate Every Day.

Q) Is there a Lost & Found department?
A) No! We are strictly a digital experience at this point in time.

Q) What would happen if C-3PO really lost R2-D2?
A) While we are not 100% certain of the what; May the 4th be with him as he searches the galaxy.

Q) Star Wars Day has been around for a bit of time now. Will it last?
A) Last it will difficult to see, yes.

Q) Speaking of Yoda, does he have a family?
A) Family he has not. Long life on Star Wars Day change brings.

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