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Let the Fun Begin: The Origin and Celebration of 'May the 4th Be With You' Among Star Wars Fans

May the 4th be with you" is a phrase that has become famous among fans of the "Star Wars" saga. It is commonly used on May 4th as a greeting among fans, and is a play on the iconic phrase "May the Force be with you" ("May the Force be with you") spoken by the characters in the saga.

But what is the origin of this amusing expression? It is believed that she first gained popularity in 1979, when the British newspaper London Evening News published a congratulatory message to Margaret Thatcher on her election as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

The message read: "May the 4th Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations."

However, the expression really gained traction among "Star Wars" fans in the 2000s, with the rise of the internet and social media. Fans started using the phrase as a fun greeting on May 4th, creating memes, sharing photos, and even organizing themed events around it.

Lucasfilm, the company responsible for producing the saga, embraced the joke and started using the date to launch new products, make announcements and interact with fans on social networks. In 2013, the company even hosted an official event in Toronto, Canada to celebrate "Star Wars Day".

Since then, "May the 4th" has become an important day for "Star Wars" fans around the world. It's an opportunity to celebrate the saga, share memories and make new friends with people who share the same love for the story created by George Lucas.

In short, the expression "May the 4th be with you" is a fun joke that originated from a congratulatory message in a British newspaper, but gained popularity among "Star Wars" fans in the internet age. Today is an important day for fans of the saga, who celebrate the date with events, memes and lots of fun.

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