The fans of Star Wars film franchise across the world are celebrating Star Wars Day on May 4, 2021. This year, despite the tough times they have come forward to celebrate the special day but virtually. Every year Star Wars Day is observed by the fans on May 4. And like every year, they took the initiative to use the phrase “May the Fourth Be With You” in their tweets and posts related to the event. Did you know this phrase “May the Fourth Be With You” has been derived from one of the iconic catchphrases by Jedi from the Star Wars film, “May the Force Be With You.”

In 1977, George Lucas brought the American epic space opera film Star Wars on the silver screen under the banner of Lucasfilm. Later, its parent company Disney has organised several special events and celebrations for Star Wars Day on May 4. This year to celebrate the special day with the fans of the franchise, Disney Plus will be releasing the first season of Star Wars: The Bad Batch and the Star Wars-themed Simpsons short “Maggie Simpson in ‘The Force Awakens From Its Nap,’” along with two virtual artworks. With so much going on, the excited Star Wars fans have flooded social media with interesting pictures and videos related to the franchise. Even the hashtag 'May the Fourth Be With You' is also trending on Twitter.

Let us look at how die-hard fans of the Star Wars are celebrating ‘May the Fourth’ on Twitter:

Happy Greetings to All

Truly Spellbinding

We Think So Too

Legendary Work

My Heart, My Heart

That's One Memorable Quote

Photo of the Day

Star Wars Day on May 4 has now become an official holiday and it is even recognised officially in California. On May 4, fans of the franchise often binge-watch all the movies Star Wars, which are interestingly titled as 'episodes'.

After May the fourth, fans will next celebrate the dark side of the Star Wars known as 'Revenge of the Fifth', which is based on a play on Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. On May 5, 2021, the fans of the franchise will celebrate the Sith Lords from the Star Wars series.

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