May the Fourth be with you

Fans of the Star Wars movie are going all out for Star Wars Day before the release of the franchise’s seventh movie

Updated Jul 28, 2015

May 4 is known as “Star Wars Day” for fans of the movie franchise.

A pun on the words, the film’s iconic catchphrase, “May the force be with you” was turned into “May the fourth with you.”

The phrase is believed to have been first used on May 4 1979 when London Evening News published an advert celebrating Margaret Thatcher's first day in the office, saying: "May The Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations."

Star Wars fans are waiting for the release of the seventh film in the saga, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, later this year.

While waiting for the new movie, many like meet up and dress up as their favourite characters on this day to watch the movies together and socialise.

TRTWorld and agencies