“May the 4th be with you” started as a pun by Star Wars fans and has turned into a day of celebration each year which has been embraced by Lucasfilm with StarWars.com and other official Star Wars social media sites helping to spread the word, although the idea did not start with them.
One of the earliest recorded references to the phrase in popular culture was on May 4th, 1979 in Britain when Margaret Thatcher won the election and became the first female prime minister. Her party took out a half page advertisement in the London Evening News to celebrate: “May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations.”
Staff at Sydney Observatory will be embracing Star Wars Day tomorrow and encourage visitors to dress as their favourite Star Wars character.
We hope to see you tomorrow and May the 4th be with you!