May the Fourth be with you, a celebration of Star Wars Day

May 4 marks the official "holiday" dedicated to George Lucas' global franchise, Star Wars.

The date for Star Wars day was chosen as a play on words of the Star Wars quote “May the Force be with you", a phrase used to used to wish an individual good luck in the movie.

Origins of 4 May goes back as far as 1979 the day Margaret Thatcher took office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Thatcher's party placed a congratulatory advertisement in The London Evening News saying "May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations".

Listen to the full interview with editor for Stuff magazine Toby Shapshak below to hear more about Star Wars...


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