Jedi and Sith alike, today is all about you! Star Wars Day is upon us, and May the Fourth celebrations have started.
For all of you Padawans wondering what the hype is about, it’s simple. Star Wars Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated every year by wishing fans from this star system and the next a hearty “May the Fourth be with you”. The unofficial holiday reportedly began back to 1979 when Margaret Thatcher took office as U.K. prime minister. The London Evening News created a headline that read “May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations.”, a nod to the famous “May the force be with you, Luke.” The occasion is now celebrated as a day to enjoy the saga all across the galaxy. This year’s May 4th is extra special since it is the holiday after the release of The Force Awakens, and the one before the highly anticipated Rogue One.
So grab your trusted lightsaber, hone your skill with The Force, and take a look at what we can look forward to during this year’s celebrations.
Check out all of the reported Star Wars merchandise deals according to the official Star Wars site! Sphero BB-8 sales, ten $1 comic books from Marvel’s Star Wars line, and those wired controllers from Best Buy, in particular, look like great loot for any bounty hunter.
As a fun little jab toward their competitor, T-Mobile has introduced a Chrome extension that turns AT&T references on the internet into “the DeATTh Star”. Fight against the evils of the Empire and download it today!
It looks like there will be no need for boring trade negotiations here! PlayStation Store, Steam, and GameStop currently have some great deals on a multitude of the franchise’s games, ranging from current titles like Battlefront to retro classics like Super Star Wars. In addition, PSN will be hosting a free Lego Kylo Ren theme for their PS4 system. GameStop is also hosting a special sweepstakes where participants can enter for the chance to win prizes such as a life-sized statue of The Old Republic‘s Darth Malgus, Star Wars Xbox 360’s, and other merch from ThinkGeek.
And as always, don’t forget to check out your local cantinas for Star Wars themed celebrations near you. Atlanta, GA is boasting a May the Fourth pub crawl complete with franchise themed drinks. Walt Disney World Resorts in Orlando, FL will be hosting special events in Hollywood Studios. If you’re near the Time Square area in NYC, you will be able to view over 70 original costumes in the heart of the area with special events throughout the day for lucky viewers.
However you celebrate, whether it’s with friends in the city or your TV screen at home, we wish you well on your intergalactic adventures. From your fellow scoundrels here at The Nerd Stash, May the Fourth be with you!