May 4 is a holiday for Star Wars fans and they take the opportunity to celebrate. It is a kind of world day of the “Star Wars” saga. The day has been chosen following a pun imagined with a famous sentence of the movie.
Indeed, “May the 4th be with you” is a parody of the cult sentence “May the force be with you“.
The first use of this pun dates back to May 4, 1979 (two years after the release of the film), when Margaret Thatcher was elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Her party, wishing to congratulate her, took over a half page of the London Evening News with this message: “May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations”.
May the Force” becomes “May, the fourth”, that is to say the 4th of May!
C215 I Princess LeiaSince then, the references to the saga have multiplied, especially as the day approaches. Many brands take advantage of the occasion to share messages related to the saga, making it a true emblem of the popular culture of the 20th and 21st century.
The artists of this generation have also seized this theme. Thus, we find recurrently, in the work of C215, born in 1973, references to this saga. For example, the last 2 creations of the mythical Princess Leia and Master Yoda.
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