Updated: May 10, 2022
It's the Star Wars pun that launched an unofficial holiday celebrated by fans from around the World. The Walt Disney Company officially started to celebrate May the 4th in 2013, with a number of Star Wars events and festivities at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. In late 2012, Disney acquired Lucasfilm, including the rights to Star Wars.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
May 4th Be with you gets its origin from a line of dialogue in the first movie released in George Lucas' space saga, "Star Wars: A New Hope." In the film, released back in 1977, General Dodonna encourages the rebel fighters before they begin their assault on the Death Star, "Then man your ships! And may the Force be with you!"
The Walt Disney Company officially started to celebrate May the 4th in 2013, however, the catchphrase that was officially used came in 1979, when the U.K. Conservative Party paid for a newspaper advertisement saying, “May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations!” to celebrate the party's general election victory.
Celebrating May the 4th
A quick guide to help you celebrate the day.
DIY Fun Projects
DIY Boba Fett Tissue Box
Transform an everyday tissue box into a reusable Mandalorian helmet with this how-to inspired by Boba Fett...read more at starwars.com
Learn to make a Bad Batch...of Cookies
This sugary cookie crew is made up of team leader Hunter who has heightened senses, assault specialist Wrecker, Crosshair the sniper, and aptly named tech specialist Tech...read more at starwars.com
Make a upcycle Ewok "Fairy House"
DIY your very own Ewok Fairy House - Click here to find out how
For some Star Wars inspired recipes
May the 4th Fan Art
The following artwork/photography are by MovieReplicars
Check out the Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022 Artshow
Disney Gallery: The Book of Boba Fett will drop on Disney+ on May 4 to celebrate Star Wars Day.
The new Star Wars Series Obi-Wan Kenobi starts May 25th on Disney+
Shop Star Wars Merch
LEGO Releases for May the 4th
Imperial Star Destroyer™
Mos Eisley Cantina™
Star Wars Fine Art Prints
Victory and Defeat 18 x 24 Unframed Lithograph by Danny Haas
AU$78.38 Limited Edition: 395
Endor Chase by Jerry Vanderstelt SIZE 24 x 18
AU$135.38 Limited Edition: 600
A Son's Destiny by Thomas Kinkade Studios SIZE 12 x 18
$185 Limited Edition: 95
Star Wars Books
In 1977, Star Wars exploded onto our movie screens, and the world has changed since then. In this XXL- sized tome, George Lucas takes us like never before through the original trilogy, recounting the inspirations, experiences and stories that created a modern single myth. Full script pages, concept art, storyboards, live photography and more.
Volume II was produced in close collaboration with George Lucas and Lucasfilm and covers the making of the prequel trilogy: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace, Episode 2 - Attack of the Clones and Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith. The XXL tome continues our visual journey through the Star Wars galaxy with exclusive interviews with Lucas, script pages, concept art, live photos, and more.
Star Wars Comedy
Robot Chicken Star Wars 4 Classic Gary The Stromtrooper Moments
SNL Stars Wars Undercover Boss Part I
SNL Stars Wars Undercover Boss Part II
Don't forget the May the 5th - Revenge of the Fifth. For more on this click here.