It’s Star Wars Day today! And in the spirit of celebrating the galaxy far far away, fans have took to the internet to spread hilarious fake Star Wars facts. But first, what exactly is Star Wars day? Well, it’s a day that celebrates Star Wars. May 4th was picked for no reason other than it’s a nice play on the popular Star Wars phrase, May the Force be with you. The fact that the original Star Wars hit cinemas on the 25th of May 1977, only makes the month of May that much more special to Star Wars fans.
The first recorded reference of the phrase beings used was on the 4th of May 1979, the day Margaret Thatcher became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. An online news article from the Danish public broadcaster said her political party, the Conservatives, placed an advertisement in The London Evening News, saying “May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations.” But it wasn’t until 2011 when the first organized celebration of Star Wars Day took place in Toronto, Canada.
This year, the Star Wars fandom thought it’d have a little bit of fun by tweeting hilarious fake facts about Star Wars using the hashtag #FakeSkywalkerFacts. Check em out below:
— Katalina St. Yves (@KatalinaMelody) May 3, 2020
— RoesOtherGhost (@GhostRoes) May 3, 2020
#FakeSkywalkerFacts Rey changed her name to Skywalker so she could go into Tosche Station and pick up Luke's order of power converters that have been sitting on the shelf for 60 years pic.twitter.com/hAC7OkyTO3
— Centennial 🌻🦋 (@CentennialReylo) May 3, 2020
— Sheepy Shoulders (@josh_ill_us) May 3, 2020