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Star Wars Day is May 4th!

Updated on May 1, 2014

Celebrate Star Wars on May 4th

Fans of the amazing Star Wars universe are quite familiar with the phrase, "May the Force be with you." Did you know it's not just a movie quote? It's a holiday, celebrated by Star Wars nerds around the world.

"May the Force" has been translated to "May the Fourth," and the 4th of May has been declared STAR WARS DAY! Read on for everything you need to know about celebrating this fun and fantastic holiday, including 10 steps for a great Star Wars Day.

May the Fourth Be With You!

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Ten Great Ideas

for celebrating May 4th, "Star Wars Day!" all day long

#1. Star Wars Breakfast! - kick off your Star Wars Day with a good meal

You can find these Star Wars pancake molds at and Williams-Sonoma.

#2. Get dressed in a Star Wars costume - wear your love of Star Wars all day

You probably don't want to show up to a Star Wars party without a costume. There are lots of options, including Star Wars couple costumes, baby outfits, and even a doggie Yoda robe!

#3. Make a Star Wars Day cake! - every great holiday requires CAKE!

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May the Fourth Cake via Pinterest
May the Fourth Cake via Pinterest
Star Wars Mashup cake via Pinterest
Star Wars Mashup cake via Pinterest
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from Dream Day Cakes
Death Star cake via Pinterest
Death Star cake via Pinterest

"Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?"

— Princess Leia

#4. Watch Star Wars! - start your Star Wars marathon in the middle of the day

True Star Wars fans prefer the original trilogy to the subsequent films and remastered editions. But there are enjoyable elements in each of the shows, so give them a try!

#5. Send a Star Wars Day e-card

Star Wars Day e-card
Star Wars Day e-card

Send a free e-card to share The Force on Star Wars Day! has lots of fun designs that you can send and share for free.

#6. Watch these Star Wars highlights

Here are some fan videos featuring funny and memorable moments from the Star Wars movies. If you don't have time for 6 movies, just try these highlight videos.

"Mos Eisley spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy."

— Obiwan "Ben" Kenobi

#7. Join the 501st Legion (Vader's Fist) - Bad guys, doing good things!

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Members of the 501st Legion
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#8. Use Star Wars lines in everyday conversation!

Prove your Star Wars fandom by using some movie lines in normal conversation. This is a great way to celebrate Star Wars Day, or anyday!

  • "Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?"
  • "That's no moon, it's a space station."
  • "Mos Eisley spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy."
  • "Into the garbage chute, flyboy!"
  • "I suggest a new strategy, R2. Let the wookiee win."
  • "You're all clear, kid! Now let's blow this thing and go home!"
  • "You've never heard of the Millennium Falcon? It's the ship that made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs."
  • "I find your lack of faith disturbing."
  • "Use the Force, Luke."
  • "You don't need to see his identification. These aren't the droids you're looking for. He can go about his business. Move along."
  • "Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope."
  • "May the Force be with you."
  • "I am your father."

#9. Read more about Star Wars Day around the net

Bloggers and news outlets have been paying more attention to geeky events, and there are plenty of articles about Star Wars Day. I'll link to them here, as I find them. This list is growing!

#10. Put on your Star Wars pajamas

Wrap up your big Star Wars Day by getting cozy in your favorite Star Wars pajamas or lounge clothes.

Say hello or leave your favorite Star Wars line here!

Leave a comment here! Do you observe Star Wars Day? How do you celebrate?

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    • Jeremy Gill profile image

      Jeremy Gill 

      3 years ago from Louisiana

      Hello Heather. Your Hub made me laugh, especially number 8 on the list. I can just imagine my girlfriend asking me what we should eat for dinner, and me replying "I am your father." Nice job!

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      Denise McGill 

      4 years ago from Fresno CA

      I don't usually celebrate but I'm a Star Wars fan. I think I'll pop some popcorn and pull out my vintage DVD's to watch today. Thanks. May the Fourth be with you too.


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