May the 4th Be With You!


THE PICTURE OF THE DAY, 5/4/2014


imperial at-at walker

15 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400 – Canon 5dMk2 with 24-105 f/4L
Taken 4/2/2012

“May the 4th Be With You!”

May 4 is considered a holiday by Star Wars fans to celebrate the franchise’s films series, books and culture.  The date was chosen as “May the 4th” due to its sounding similar to the series’ phrase “May the Force be with you” in which fans commonly say “May the fourth be with you”.

In 2011, the first organized celebration of Star Wars Day took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the Toronto Underground Cinema. Produced by Sean Ward and Alice Quinn, festivities included an Original Trilogy Trivia Game Show; a costume contest with celebrity judges; and the web’s best tribute films, mash-ups, parodies, and remixes on the big screen. The second annual edition took place on Friday, May 4, 2012.

Since 2013, Disney Parks have celebrated the holiday with several Star Wars events and festivities.   The Walt Disney Company had purchased Lucasfilm including the rights to Star Wars in late 2012.

(information taken from Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Day)

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