You didn’t actually think that we’d forget today was May 4th did you?Â For Star Wars fans it’s one of the best days of the year (other than the day The Last Jedi gets its release).Â Â Â It’s Star Wars Day!Â What started as pun warmly shared by fans has become a full-fledged Star Wars holiday: Star Wars Day, a special once-a-year celebration of the galaxy far, far away.Â According to the Star Wars website:
Once the Internet allowed Star Wars fans around the world to connect with one another, May the 4th soon became a grassroots tradition each year, with fans online and offline proclaiming it “Star Wars Day.” While the idea of May the 4th did not start with Lucasfilm, the film company that created Star Wars has fully embraced the spirit of fandom that makes the day so special. StarWars.com, as well as the official Star Wars social media channels (hashtag #StarWarsDay), help spread the word and showcase fan activity. More and more official partners have offered sales, giveaways, and exclusives, and have hosted parties and other activities to honor the day.
While me may have multiple Star Wars posts going up to day this may very well be the best one. The Tonight Show joined in the fun by cutting Star Wars clips into a reasonable facsimile of “All Star,” something we definitely don’t need but now that it’s out there, is completely necessary in our lives.
May the fourth be with you, Smash Mouth.