May the Fourth be With You: Fans celebrate ‘Star Wars Day’ on social media

Star Wars is still the most loved space saga among its followers, both old and young, across the globe. And today is the Star Wars Day! So, how could it be possible that the fans would let it just pass by like a normal day! And thus, #MaytheFourthbeWithYou is trending over Twitter and it will be like this, the rest of the day.

Fans of the Star Wars movies are expressing their love by tweeting and posting various pictures of different films throughout the period of about 42 years since the first movie came out in 1977, directed by George Lucas—the creator of this entire magnificent universe.

But the pun ‘May the Fourth be with you’ of the original phrase, “May the force be with you”, which is now identical with any Star Wars film, was not originally started by Lucas himself. Yes, the reference was first used on May 4th, 1979 when Margaret Thatcher became the UK Prime Minister. And since then the day is celebrated every year as Star Wars Day, by global fans of the franchise.

When Thatcher took the office of the UK as its PM, her party, the Conservatives, placed a congratulatory advertisement in The London Evening News, whose headline read, “May the Fourth be with You, Maggie. Congratulations”. The original phrase, however, is ‘May the force be with you’, that is always used in a Star Wars movie. Since the reboot trilogy of the series began in 2015, the line has been used in The Force Awakens and also in 2017’s The Last Jedi.

But the fans of this epic franchise are just celebrating today, on the social media and putting their heart out for the films that have always enthralled them all through these years.

Star Wars: Episode XI - The Rise of Skywalker will be the last film in the ongoing trilogy which will be coming out later this year, in December. It’s directed by JJ Abrams and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

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