Today is International Star Wars Day, or as we call it, “May The Fourth Be With You.” Every May 4th, our fandom unites to celebrate the enduring success of the world’s most popular science-fiction franchise. Today is the best day of the year to break out that Jar Jar costume or put on the papier-mâché Jabba the Hutt mask. (On second thought, perhaps there’s really no good day to wear either of those things.)
The best way to celebrate this “holiday” is by calling all of your friends and family and spouting lines from the movies. If you want to go really hardcore, throw in some lines from Expanded Universe books. (Note: Do not actually make these calls unless you have had a lot of blue milk.)
As I get older, Star Wars continues to play an important role in my life, and I don’t see that changing any time soon. I’ve met a lot of good friends through the Star Wars franchise, many of whom I consider among some of my best friends. I’ve also had a blast attending two conventions, with a third coming up in August. It’s safe to say that Star Wars has been a very positive thing for me.
May 4th is the most prominent day for honoring the impact of Star Wars, but don’t let it be the only time you do so. Celebrate the saga by joining Star Wars communities like those on Twitter, Facebook, and various forums. Enjoy the story and the message by participating in the fandom.
To see if you qualify for the right to celebrate today’s festivities, check out this list from GalaxyFarAway.com, “You Know You’re A Star Wars Nerd When…”
For more information on Star Wars Day, visit Wikipedia.