Star Wars Day is an informal secular holiday that marks the greatness of George Lucas' Star Wars movie, one of the most watched classic films of all time. The holiday was celebrated by fans of the film. Like many things that started on social media, this holiday has also spread among the film fan population all over the world and is celebrated in many countries.
The reason May 4 was chosen to be Star Wars Day is the pun in the movie "May the Force be with you" that sounds like "May the Fourth be with you".
The first time this day was mentioned was on May 4, 1979, when British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher took office. Thatcher's Conservative Party has published a statement in the London evening news: "May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations".
2011 was the first organized Star Wars Day celebration in Toronto, Canada. Celebrate it at Toronto's Morning Cinema with trivia questionnaires about the movie trilogy, a costume contest where the judges were celebrities, a video contest of the cast, parodies and remixes aired on the big screen and other fun things related to the Star Wars movie. Next year, on May 4, 2012 they celebrated the same way.
In 2013 Disney parks also joined in the celebration and did like Star Wars events and festivals.
Science Fiction Day is celebrated unofficially by many science fiction fans in the United States on January 2. The date was chosen (not known by whom and when) because it is the birthday of famous science fiction writer Isaac Asimov.
Isaac Asimov was born on January 2, 1920, to a Jewish family on the border between Russia and Belarus, and at the age of three emigrated with his family to the US. He is responsible for several great literary works such as "Sunset," "I, Robot," "The naked sun" And more.
SFD is not an official holiday of any kind (in the sense that it is not recognized or declared by a government or an organization), but it is, to a certain extent, a feature of television on the Hallmark channel.
If you want to mention the science fiction day, spend it by reading a good science fiction book or watching a science fiction film.
Recommended partial list:
Books by Philip K. Dick or Kurt Vonnegut, Stanley Kubrick's Movie Marathon, 2001: Space Odyssey, Ridley Scott, Alien, or Garth Jennings, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
In "Alien" you will see one of the most famous footage of the science fiction scam of all time, in a section on how "in space no one can hear you scream" and how a close encounter of the third kind becomes a jaws nightmare when an alien invades a spaceship. The "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is a comic science fiction film based on Douglas Adams's book about what happens just seconds before the earth is destroyed by a foreign construction team and Arthur Dent and his friend Ford Perfect are rescued as they travel to the Golden Heart as trams in the galaxy.
If you like science fiction, this is the day to celebrate your love. If not, this is the day to meet.
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