May 4 is called Star Wars Day because of a pun on the similarity between “May the 4th be with you” and “May the Force be with you”, a phrase often spoken in the Star Wars movies.
In 2005 German news TV channel N24 interviewed George Lucas and asked him to say his famous sentence, “May the Force be with you.” The translator simultaneously translated to German: “Am 4. Mai sind wir bei Ihnen”. (We are with you on May 4). This was captured by comedy show TV Total and aired on May 18, 2005.
Some people prefer to celebrate May 25, the date that the first movie premiered in Los Angeles as Star Wars day. But since that would compete with Geek Pride Day, I will be celebrating Star Wars Day on May 4th.
Tonight I will be celebrating by watching some of the Star Wars Movies. What will you do to celebrate this day?