Celebrate Star Wars Day by greeting your friend, “May The Forth Be With You!”

May 4th, 2009 - 11:20 pm ICT by GD  

Star Wars is a name that most people across the globe appreciate and celebrate. The phenomenal success of the films over so many years has proved that these cinematic extravaganzas are not merely celluloid stories. They go beyond cinema. They have formed a huge industry in and around the movies, through its adaptations, television series, video games, comic books, merchandise etc. This craze and this popularity had started way back in the year 1977, when the first film was released.

Today, the 4th of May is considered as the ‘Start Wars Day’ by millions of fans of Star Wars. And most of them wish each other with the cult line- “May the force be with you!” This is a cult line from the series, albeit with a little pun. The word, ‘force’ is conveniently replaced with the word ‘fourth’.

Interestingly, the 4th of May is not really the day when the first movie of this epic saga was released. It was 25th May. But a well received and well circulated joke is very difficult to change. And so…”May The Forth Be With You!”

Star Wars Day is a special occasion which is celebrated all over the world by the enthusiastic fans. When George Lucas made the first film, he really had no idea what he was creating. This wish-line was actually uttered by Han Solo to Luke, right before the attack on the Death Star battle station. The line is also spoken by Luke Skywalker at the end of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. The original line is ranked at the 8th position in the American Film Institute’s list of top 100 movie quotes.

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