Star Wars Day: May the fourth be with you


Grace Zhou

May the force be with you. First released in 1977, the movie series “Star Wars” has since become a huge hit worldwide, having generated a total of around $6.5 billion in box office revenue. It has enraptured many with its intriguing characters, neatly designed graphics and refreshingly unpredictable storyline.

Star Wars even has a holiday — May 4th. Surprisingly, this holiday was actually started by the election of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. When Thatcher was elected in 1979, two years after the first Star Wars movie had come out, Thatcher’s political party, the Conservatives, placed a message in the London Evening News to congratulate her, “May the fourth be with you, Maggie. Congratulations.”

Since then, May 4 has been celebrated as “Star Wars Day”, and Star Wars has continued to make an enormous impact around the world. This impact can even been seen at MVHS. Three Star Wars fans describe why they like Star Wars.

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