“May the 4th be with you”.
It’s May 4th and that can only mean one thing….Star Wars Day.
The first known use of “May the 4th” goes back to 1979, when Margaret Tatcher’s team ordered a half-page newspaper advertisement to celebrate her becoming the first woman prime minister in the UK. The message read “May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations”.
Star Wars fans were quick to spot the resemblance to the popular quote “may the force be with you”. And the rest is history.
Despite the fact the idea did not originate with Lucasfilm, it has fully embraced the fan-made holiday.
There are so many unique products, and exclusive offers on both officially licensed and unofficial Star Wars merchandise. We’ve hand-picked some of the best for the day that’s in it.
Get handy with one of the biggest LEGO models out there. Containing 7,500 pieces, Star Wars 75192 Millenium Falcon 2017 will keep you busy. This Han Solo’s Corellian inspired freighter model has the astonishing detail that will excite Star Wars fans of any age.
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There is no better way of marking this day than re-watching the iconic series from the very beginning, especially when you have a three-day long weekend ahead of you. Purchase the complete saga at Amazon for under £50 and revisit all six films in high definition.
If you own a console, you might want to spend your Friday night joining the First Order or fighting for the resistance with Star Wars Battlefront II. The game links the events between the films “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. Embark upon an adventure and fight against the most iconic characters from the saga, such as Darth Maul, Han Solo or Kylo Ren.
Refresh your wardrobe and add some magic to your home interior with Star Wars themed apparel and homeware. You can get the saga inspired T-Shirt and printed glasses at IWOOT for just £14.99 when you use the promotional code “STARWARS” at the checkout.