'May the Fourth Be with You': 'Star Wars' Fans Mark 40th Anniversary

Posted May 08, 2017

May the fourth is being celebrated as Star Wars Day by fans of the franchise, with the ritual of observing the day to celebrate the famed franchise gaining traction with the spreading of a message through media and grassroots celebrations.

Disney's aggressive theatrical schedule will feature three "Star Wars" titles in the next two years: Episode VIII, a.k.a.

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No matter which way you slice it, "All Star" by Smash Mouth was a bona fide hit in its day, and it continues to rack up the plays during its second life as the internet's most popular song. It will also continue to run twice a night at 7.45pm and 8.45pm until Jun 2. Darth Vader and other memes regarding the dark side of the Force are typically shared on this day.

In Taiwan's capital, fans took the day off from work to pose in costume for photographs at landmarks such as the iconic Taipei 101 tower and the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall.

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From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", an all-new epic adventure. In honor of today's makeshift holiday that celebrates the saga from a galaxy far, far away, we have a new video to share as part of Omaze's ongoing Star Wars: Force for Change campaign, this time benefitting Starlight Children's Foundation.

Watch: Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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NASA got in on the fun with a blog comparing real planets to the ones depicted in Star Wars, including Saturn's moon, Mimas, which has become known as the "Death Star" moon thanks to its distinctive crater. The first organized celebration of Star Wars Day took place in 2011 and it has grown since then. Mayhew posted a similar photo back on April 15, which just so happened to be the 2017 Star Wars Weekend in Disney World, where stars of the franchise head to Orlando to sign autographs for fans.