Star Wars Day 2022: Everything released on May the 4th and meaning of the day

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Star Wars fans across the world will celebrate the franchise on May 4. (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images f)
Star Wars fans across the world will celebrate the franchise on May 4. (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images f)

May 4, or as it is known to one particular fandom, is “Star Wars Day”.

It’s an annual day to celebrate George Lucas’ beloved creation, whether you’ve been a die hard fan since the first film was released in 1977, or you’ve been introduced to the universe via Disney’s The Mandalorian.

Fans may gather on May 4 for parties or major movie marathons–while others will be looking forward to getting their hands on new merch released just for the occasion.

But why is May 4 considered Star Wars Day, and what can you do to celebrate?

Why is May 4 Star Wars Day?

May 4 is known as Star Wars Day due to a clever pun.

As any fan will know, “May the force be with you” is a common phrase used to wish someone good luck.

“The Force” is an energy field that connects everything in the universe. When someone says “may the Force be with you,” they are wishing that the Force works in their favour.

Fans noticed that “May the Force” sounds like “May the Fourth,” so May 4 became the obvious choice to celebrate the franchise.

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Everything released for Star Wars Day on May 4

While Star Wars Day was initially just a fan celebration, the franchise now celebrates the day with premieres, official events, and product launches.

Find out below everything being released on May the Fourth:

Disney Gallery: The Book of Boba Fett Documentary

This year on May 4, Disney Gallery: The Book of Boba Fett will premiere on Disney Plus, giving fans an insight into how the show was made.

The cast and crew will reveal what went into making the show and fans will get to see behind the scenes as well never-before-seen footage.

Star Wars: Obi-Wan Comic

Also dropping on May 4 is the first issue of the comic mini series Star Wars: Obi-Wan.

The issue, published by Marvel Comics, was written by Christopher Cantwell and was illustrated by Ario Anindito.

Star Wars is celebrating May 4 with premieres and product launches. (Getty Images)
Star Wars is celebrating May 4 with premieres and product launches. (Getty Images)

LEGO Star Wars Luke Skywalker Landspeeder

LEGO is launching the Star Wars Luke Skywalker Landspeeder set on May 4, which will be joining the LEGO Ultimate Collector Series.

The 1,890-piece model is a faithful recreation of the X-34 Landspeeder and comes with Luke Skywalker and C-3PO minifigures.

LEGO set designer César Carvalhosa Soares,who created the vehicle, told the Star Wars blog: “We’ve ensured no detail has been forgotten and have even included some of the scratches. It is such an iconic vehicle in the Star Wars saga.”

Headspace Star Wars mindfulness content

Headspace has collaborated with Lucasfilm on new Star Wars-themed mindfulness content, including animated breathing exercises featuring Yoda, R2-D2, BB-8, and Chewbac. Additionally, Headspace will launch three sleepcasts that transport listeners to iconic locations in the Star Wars galaxy: they’re X-wing Voyage, Tatooine Sunset, and Islands of Ahch-To. New users can try a free 30-day trial at headspace.com/starwars.

Pandora X Star Wars Jewellery Collection

Pandora has released a collection of Star Wars charms to celebrate May 4. The charms are based on characters like Yoda, R2-D2, C-3PO, BB-8, Grogu, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Han Solo, and Princess Leia. Other charms are inspired by iconic Star Wars imagers, like lightsabers, a Stormtrooper helmet, and the Millennium Falcon

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