Tuesday, May 4, 2021

May Every Day | Star Wars Day

May Every Day is a series of daily blog posts for May 2021 sharing days and weeks that we celebrate or observe. Some of these days are well-known holidays while others are more obscure observances, some are celebrated internationally while others are more nationally focused, some are significant while others are just plain FUN!

Star Wars Day is an annual informal commemorative day observed on May 4 to celebrate, you guessed it, Star Wars! This date was chosen because of the Jedi's phrase, "May the Force be with you," which easily transitions to "May the Fourth be with you."

The first Star Wars movie premiered in 1977. Robbie remembers going to see it on opening day...he might have even sat through it a total of three times that day! I was only 8-years-old at the time and my family rarely went to the movies, so I don't remember when I first saw it. However, I knew about Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia and had a few Star Wars trading cards in the late 1970s. [Little did I know then that I would marry a collector and we would eventually own many (many!) sets of Star Wars trading cards.]

We have, of course, seen all the movies several times now. When the new movies (Episodes VII, VII & IX) came out, we met up with Robbie's brother and his family to see them. This is no small feat since we are in Texas and they are in Ohio. Twice we caught the movie in Tennessee and once when we were visiting in Ohio. It's always a FUN time!

Quite a few years ago, Robbie and I toured a Star Wars exhibit at the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History. We saw lots of costumes, props, and filming miniatures from the three original movies. Luke Skywalker's full-size Landspeeder was on display as well as Chewbacca's 7 1/2 foot tall costume!

In 2016, we visited Disneyland, where we saw props and costumes and such from the newer movies. We even got a hug and a photo shoot with Chewie himself!

As you can see, fans of Star Wars we are!

However you celebrate today - May the Fourth Be With You!


  1. May the 4th be with you ... cute layouts.

  2. Lovely to feel and see your enthusiasm spilling out of your words and lovely photos!

  3. What a fun page! I'm not a big Star Wars fan - but I'd pick the 3 original films as the best. Han Solo, sigh! :)


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