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May the 4th ‘Star Wars Day’

“May the 4th be with you” is a full-fledged unofficial holiday, “Star Wars Day.”

Actually, as far as Lucasfilm and Disney are concerned, it’s quite official.

So why this day, and what is there to do other than watch it trend on Twitter? (After all, it’s apparently important enough to send hardcore fans into a tizzy when they feel it’s been mistreated.)


As legend has it, and according to the origin story recognized by Lucasfilm, the phrase was first used on May 4, 1979, the day Margaret Thatcher took office as UK prime minister. The Conservative party allegedly placed an ad in the London Evening News which read, “May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations.”

In celebration of Star Wars Day, EA is releasing two wallpapers of Sullust from Star Wars Battlefront you can download free today. Star Wars Battlefront will be available on Xbox One November 17th. We’re also celebrating Star Wars Day with discounts on a number of Star Wars games. These offers were part of last week’s Deals with Gold and today is the final day you can grab them.

May the 4th be with you.