By: Delanee Ensley

The 4th of May is a day for fans to be able to celebrate the Star Wars franchise! There’s a whole website dedicated to the celebration, and even Disney gets in on the action.

Since the release of Star Wars in 1977, it has been a fan favorite! The science fiction film franchise helped 20th Century Fox go from being almost bankrupt to becoming a thriving company. Since the first film, A New Hope, there have been two other original films, with three prequel films, and then three sequel films. There have also been two other anthology films within the series! From the movies, there have been several spin-off series like The Mandalorian

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There are several celebrations everywhere, including the first organized Star Wars day taking place in Toronto back in 2011, according to National Today. This event included trivia, costume contests, short films, etc. In 2012 since Disney purchased Lucas Films, they have continued the celebrations by integrating Star Wars day into their Disney theme parks.

Though this ‘holiday,’ might seem silly to some people, it’s a way for Star Wars fans to celebrate their favorite franchise. So it’s time to binge some movies and May the 4th be with you!