Today may seem like just another Monday or week of quarantine, but for Stars Wars fans, it’s a day to celebrate. May 4th, popularly known as Star Wars Day, has fans marathoning the franchise’s films, donning their gear, and of course, taking every opportunity possible to say “May the 4th be with you.”
The tradition began with fans to celebrate their love of Star Wars because “May the Fourth” and “May the Force” rhyme. When Disney acquired Lucasfilm, the extravagant celebrations began, including Star Wars-themed fireworks and shows at their parks and discounted merchandise. While fans can’t go out to congregate and cosplay as they typically could, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate from the comfort of your very own home.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article if from 2020. Much of the information still holds for this year. However, if you want some history on Star Wars Day 2021 go here.
Streaming Star Wars
Disney+ has a line-up just for May 4th, is offering fans a variety of content related to the much-loved franchise.
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
- Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian: An eight-episode documentary series that shows a behind-the-scenes look at The Mandalorian.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars series finale
With the addition of The Rise of Skywalker, this is the first time that all 9 films of the Skywalker saga will be complete on a single streaming service.
Game the Day Away
If you have yet to complete your collection of Star Wars video games, there are major sales going on for May the Fourth. Some games have markdowns as big as 75% from their original listing price.
The classic N64 Star Wars Episode 1 Racer offers a dose of nostalgia to longtime fans while you can score the latest game — Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order — at half-price.
The best part? The sale is going on for the next four days so you can keep the celebrations going.