Why is May 4 the day of ‘Star Wars’?

Why is May 4 Star Wars Day? The answer to this question, posed in The Challenge of the Readers of La Vanguardia, must be found in the curious origin of this anniversary.

On May 4, 1979, when the world was ecstatic after the premiere of the first film of Star Wars, the British newspaper London Evening News published a note in which members of the Conservative Party of the United Kingdom congratulated Margaret Thatcher on her newly acquired position as Prime Minister of the country.

A Star Wars fan dressed as an imperial soldier.

Joan Soldevila Adam

This note included this phrase: “May the Force be with you”, translated as “may the force be with you.”

This was used by fans as an impetus to create Star Wars Day “

The strength of this story has made it a mass phenomenon and a cultural myth over the years.

A story that tells of the fight between good and evil, represented in the Jedi and the Sith.

“No, I am your father” (in English, “No, I am your father”) is a phrase from the film Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, spoken by the Darth Vader character addressing Luke Skywalker.

It was chosen by the site Lovefilm as the most memorable phrase in the history of cinema.

Star Wars fans dressed as movie characters.

Star Wars fans dressed as movie characters.

Joan Soldevila Adam

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