So Star Wars Day will be here, soon. On May 4th. It’s a Saturday, this year. And since it’s on a Saturday, it’s even more of an excuse for a party than ever before! (It’s not as if many of us miss an excuse to come up with a party idea. But this way, you can force everyone to make it Star Wars themed. Win!)
Many people get confused as to why May 4th is Star Wars Day when A New Hope was released on May 25th. And, well. It came down to the humor of the pun.
Yes. If you haven’t been subjected to the pun, you only need to say it out loud. Go on. Say the date. Yes. “May the 4th.” Now, say, “May the 4th be with you.” Get it?
Okay. It’s a groan-worthy pun that even Aaron Allston would find painful. But it’s kinda cute, too. And it’s even more fun to subject Muggles to it. They seem to find it especially amusing.
- The Great Flanneled One, George Lucas, was born on May 14th.
- Attack of the Clones was released on May 16th.
- The Phantom Menace and Revenge of the Sith were released on May 19th.
- The Empire Strikes Back was released on May 21st.
- Return of the Jedi and, the grandaddy of them all, A New Hope were released on May 25th.
So, in theory, even if all you celebrate are movie release dates, you have five more party opportunities, in addition to May the 4th. Add in production milestones and there’s even more, since May is packed with Star Wars history.
I mean, think about it. The Star Wars Holiday Special was released on November 17th. And we all know how that turned out! May is clearly a better month.
So, yeah. Let’s embrace the pun and kick off a month of fun.
Since this kind of stuff makes Dunc cringe, I’ll be doing a series of posts with party ideas to help you get ready to celebrate.
And May the 4th be with you.