May the Fourth be With You, It's Star Wars Day

Fans have been paying tribute to Princess Leia icon Carrie Fisher on Star Wars Day

The epic space opera franchise will keep humming along later this year when "Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi" is released in December.

"Margaret Thatcher has won the election and become Britain's first woman prime minister".

Star Wars mania is in full swing for Thursday's Star Wars Day. While writing the films, Lucas came across a copy of Campbell's book The Hero with a Thousand Faces, which he had read in college. "Alexa, Tell me a Star Wars joke".

May The Fourth is upon us, and Google is celebrating in the most Googly way possible; by crunching Star Wars-related numbers and offering discounts on Star Wars goodies in the Play Store.

In recent years, this nearly sacred day in Star Wars fandom has been commemorated in a variety of ways. Fans on social media tweeted "May the 4th be with you", parodying the Star Wars catchphrase, "May the force be with you".

According to Lucasfilm and CNN, the reason Star Wars day came to be was the phrase was first used on May 4, 1979, the day Margaret Thatcher took office as United Kingdom prime minister.

"I've always been a fan of Star Wars and also of the music of (Star Wars theme composer) John Williams".

Today only, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be available for rental on FandangoNOW for only $4.00.

In the movies the phrase is used to wish an individual good luck and that they would have favour with The Force.

Cook a "Star Wars"-themed recipe".

On Star Wars Day- May the fourth- Dartmouth might have earned their nickname of "The Dark Side". Now go watch your favourite Star Wars movie so we can take turns trying to figure out how to phonetically spell out the sound a Wookiee makes.

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