Today is Star Wars Day 2012. It is May 4 — so let me be among the first to say: May the “fourth” be with you. We’ll be adding cool Star Wars stuff all day. Here’s the first — kicking the festivities off with a great Star Wars infographic with some facts I bet you didn’t now about the George Lucas creation.
There’s also cool information at the Wookipeedia. Check that out, too.
Infographic credit: Onlineschools.com
According to the Wookipeedia, here is how it started:
The phrase dates back to at least 1979, on the day Margaret Thatcher was elected Britain‘s first woman prime minister. Her party took out a newspaper ad in the London Evening News that said “May the Fourth be with you, Maggie. Congratulations.”
Typical festivities consist of inviting fellow Star Wars-obsessed friends to stay over, and then watching the series in succession. Lots of snacks, bring lightsabers and Star Wars-themed toys. Lightsaber fights in the early morning hours optional.