With Star Wars: The Last Jedi still fresh in our minds and Han Solo spin-off Solo: A Star Wars Story around the corner, it feels a bit like we’re constantly celebrating Star Wars right now. But today is May the Fourth, the day designated Star Wars Day, and it’s officially the moment in the calendar where we stop to give praise to the sci-fi fantasy juggernaut beloved by many.
Here’s our round-up of how fans are toasting the franchise around the internet. May the Fourth be with them (and also you).
With Rey the main star of the new trilogy, it’s fitting that actress Daisy Ridley bothered to take the time to record a special message:
— City Cafe (@ngcitycafe) May 4, 2018
This biscuit manufacturer made a cute BB-8 inspired video:
— Maryland Cookies (@MarylandCookie) May 4, 2018
While Guardians of the Galaxy star Michael Rooker posted this picture, with The Walking Dead‘s Norman Reedus holding a lightsaber the wrong way. Doh! That’s gotta burn:
One Twitter user posted this picture of an all-powerful evil dog:
And former Take That singer and Star Wars extra Gary Barlow shared a picture of himself in costume having a lie down — that resistance life is tiring:
— Gary Barlow (@GaryBarlow) May 4, 2018
Heathrow airport laid on some special routes for this special day:
Good morning from Heathrow. The force is strong with us today and we've got some special new routes. Will you be travelling to galaxies near… or far, far away? #Maythe4th #MayTheFourth #MayThe4thBeWithYou #StarWarsDay 🌌🌟 pic.twitter.com/B9IcnMOMxC
— Heathrow Airport (@HeathrowAirport) May 4, 2018
While Star Wars legend Mark Hamill started celebrating early:
May The First Be With You
— Mark HoHoHoHamill (@HamillHimself) May 1, 2018
May The Second Be Better
— Mark HoHoHoHamill (@HamillHimself) May 2, 2018
May The Third Be Absurd
— Mark HoHoHoHamill (@HamillHimself) May 3, 2018
Star Wars veteran Warwick Davis, meanwhile, tweeted this heartfelt message:
Happy #StarWarsDay! To quote Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Force is “…an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us & penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.” #MayThe4thBeWithYou
Today, let’s acknowledge the Force, connect with each other & bring peace to OUR galaxy.
— Warwick Davis (@WarwickADavis) May 4, 2018
This post of a pimped Forth bridge brought joy to Fife residents and visitors — and beyond:
— Welcome to Fife 🎅 (@welcometofife) May 4, 2018
And the Central Motorway Police Group in the UK enlisted the help of BB-8:
Good morning from D Unit!
Had a little extra help with our vehicle checks this morning.
Whatever intergalactic travels you are undertaking today, please drive safely.
5103YF #MayTheFourthBeWithYou #StarWarsDay pic.twitter.com/IaGMpxpzVa
— CMPG (@CMPG) May 4, 2018
Happy Star Wars Day from this cat dressed in Obi-Wan cosplay:
— Salty Sea Cat (@Salty_Sea_Cat) May 4, 2018
But this gif of Darth Vader doing a little dance is what Star Wars Day is all about: