Star Wars fans celebrate sci-fi films with 'May the 4th': Day named after 'force' pun
An original Darth Vader costume from the Star Wars films on display in Christie's auction house on October 27, 2010 in London, England. The rare collectors piece is expected to realise between GBP160,000 and GBP230,000.
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May 4 is informally known as "Star Wars Day" to fans of the sci-fi film franchise. Why May 4?
The answer is as simple as a bad pun. May the 4th was adopted by fans simply because of the resemblance to the movies' famous catchphrase, "May the force be with you."
The "holiday" is relatively new.
The first organized "Star Wars Day" celebration happened in 2011 on May 4.
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