Posted on May 4, 2016 at 8:42 AM by Victoria Mulherin
May Fourth is National Star Wars Day
Did you know that May 4th of each year is National Star Wars Day? “May the Fourth Be With You” or “May the Force Be With You”. This day is celebrated by thousands of Star Wars enthusiasts, with parties and celebrations around the nation.
It was not the Star Wars fans that first introduced the phrase “May the Fourth Be With You”, which is often quoted on May 4, it was when Margaret Thatcher was elected as Britain’s first female Prime Minister on May 4, 1979, an advertisement was place in The London Evening New that said “May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations”.
Star Wars creator, George Lucas, was asked during a 2005 interview on a German news TV channel to say the famous sentence “May the Force Be with You”. Upon him doing so, the interpreter interpreted the sentence into German as Am4 Mai sind wir bei Ihnen (On May 4 we are with you”). TV Total captured this and aired it on May 18, 2005.
Want to join in on the Star Wars fun? Join the Burlington County Libraries! Select county libraries will be hosting various activities in honor of National Star Wars Day.
Star Wars Scavenger Hunt – 6:00 PM
Burlington County Library: Pemberton Branch, 16 Broadway
May the 4th be with you as you hunt for Star Wars clues around the Children's Area. Open to all ages. Registration Required 609-893-8262
Family Movie Night: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015) PG-13 – 6:00 PM
Burlington County Library: Pinelands Branch, 39 Allen Ave
Bring the whole family to the library for a special May the Fourth Be With You presentation of, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (136 min). Snacks and beverages may be served, but feel free to bring your own goodies and blanket to get comfy. Registration Requested 609-654-6113
Star Wars Take-n-Make Craft – 6:00 PM
Burlington County Library, 5 Pioneer Blvd., Westampton
Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th be with you… Drop in anytime between 6 & 7 PM to make a Star Wars themed craft. Ages 5 and up. Registration Requested 609-267-9660