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May The Fourth Be With You!

If you are a Star Wars fan, today is a great day because it is May 4! However, for others who do not participate in this unofficial holiday or watch Star Wars, if you hear the magic words, "May 4 be with you," respond with "And also with you."

Last September, my family and I boarded the Galactic Starcruiser and took a journey to a world unimaginable. Truthfully, I am not a huge sci-fi fan, but the films and Disney's adventures capture the imaginations of fans around the world, including me. I hope today you can enjoy the force!

Here is a bit of Trivia about Star Wars.

Where was the first Star Wars Day celebration? Toronto, Canada

On May 4, 2011. The event included a costume contest, a trivia game, and a screening of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back.

When did the phrase "May 4 be with you" first appear in print?

May 4, 1979, in the London Evening News, the newspaper congratulated Margaret Thatcher on her election as the UK's first female Prime Minister with the headline, "May 4 Be With You, Maggie."

How much money has The Star Wars films grossed?

Over $10 billion worldwide, making it one of history's most successful film franchises.

What inspiration was used for the iconic lightsabers used by the Jedi and Sith?

Japanese weapon called a katana, as well as the weapon used by medieval knights.

Which Star Wars film from George Lucas was this catchphrase from?

"Star Wars: A New Hope," which was released in 1977.

May the fourth be with you!

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