For this curious reason, the cult series is celebrated on 4 May

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in the first film in Star Wars Triology

The films and series of the “Star Wars” saga are one of the most successful productions in the international show business. Only the Marvel Universe (Iron Man, Avengers, Agents of SHIELD) clearly surpassed billions of dollars of box office results from the cult series about Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, R2-D2 and Darth Waiter is. The group, now part of the Disney group, is presenting their latest series “The Bad Batch” on May 4 – no coincidence. Because this date is known as “Star Wars” Day. But why is it that day at all?

One thing is certain: It is about that magical sentence that moves through the “Star Wars” movies like a latemotif. “May the force be with you”, in German: “May the force be with you.” The myths raised by many media to date are this way: a German interpreter should misunderstand the sentence and misunderstand it as “the fourth” of May. “” Is translated. A good anecdote, but a little too good to be true.

“May the fourth be with you, Maguwei”

Because it will not be clear why May 4 is celebrated internationally as “Star Wars” Day. In fact, the “May the Force …” and May Fourth “sounds are basically similar to the ears of native English speakers and invite them to play on words. There is evidence that this play on words has It was also used in Great Britain. In 1979, an advertisement, published by the British Tories in the London Evening News newspaper, said in honor of the new Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher: “May the fourth be with you, Maggie.” Sentence.

“Star Wars” Day was apparently launched as a Facebook group for the first time in 2008, but initially without much response. Little by little, the day became popular among student groups and film lovers. The first recorded celebration of “Star Wars” Day took place at an alternative cinema in Toronto, with a costume show and tribute films. Eventually, the Disney group took up the idea and monetized it from 2013, using May 4 as the deadline to showcase new productions from the series.

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