How the Internet is Celebrating Star Wars Day

Kim Taylor-Foster
Movies Star Wars
Movies Star Wars

In case it’s escaped your notice, today is Star Wars Day. It’s May the 4th – the day in the year that Star Wars fans have claimed as their own. It’s a day to celebrate Star Wars. Once upon a time several years ago, some bright spark realised that ‘May the Fourth’ sounded a bit like ‘May the force’. Henceforth, the phrase ‘May the Fourth be with you’ was born – and spread like wildfire.

May the Fourth became an annual celebration of all things Star Wars. And once again this year, the internet is getting involved. Check out these social posts from Star Wars fans both well-known and not so well-known, and give yourself something to smile about. Oh, and May the Fourth be with you.

The force is with this cat who is so handy with a lightsaber, she takes on a couple of dogs with one in each paw. The clip is so good, even comic book legend Mark Millar re-tweeted it:

Pinewood Studios are celebrating by sharing this naughty little picture of The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson on set defacing the Millennium Falcon with a black marker. What’s he written? “RJ WAS HERE! VIII!” Tsk.

And Mark Hamill has taken to Twitter to remind us all of other things that happened on Star Wars Day:

One Star Wars fan took the opportunity to remember Sebastian Shaw, who played Anakin Skywalker in Return of the Jedi:

Lin-Manuel Miranda re-shared this treat – a video of him and JJ Abrams performing a song Miranda wrote for The Force Awakens. It’s in Huttese:

And on another musical note, THIS is pretty cool:

This writer found the perfect kitchen decor for Star Wars Day: Luke Skywalker in the Wampa cave, freezer version:

Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo and fans had fun with rhymes:

Everybody’s favourite Ewok, Warwick Davis, took to the internet to share this picture of himself as a child with his Star Wars action figures:

And this photo of him in costume on the set of Return of the Jedi:

The Canadian Prime Minister posted a pic of his R2-D2 and C-3PO socks!

And how about this groovy little BB8 animation?

One science fan couldn’t resist sharing this amusing science gag:

Artists made art, like this one. If we wish hard enough it’ll be in the movie, right?

Alan Tudyk posted a behind-the-scenes photo of himself in his K2-SO motion capture outfit.

And as if “May the Fourth” wasn’t a bad enough pun…

Fan costuming group the MandalorianMercs went on a celebratory bike ride.

While C-3PO himself, Anthony Daniels, simply had this to say:

Kim Taylor-Foster
Kim Taylor-Foster is Entertainment Editor for Fandom in the UK. She was raised on an unsteady diet of video nasties and violent action flicks.