Star Wars Day: Fans wish everyone, 'May the fourth be with you'
Fans across the world celebrate Star Wars Day by wishing 'May The Fourth Be With You' on everyone. Daisy Ridley and 'friends' also wish fans 'Happy Star Wars Day'
'May the Fourth Be With You'. This is a phrase only nerds and Star Wars fans will understand and appreciate.
'May The Fourth Be With You' is a play on the phrase, “May the Force be with you" from the 'Star Wars' saga.
A Star Wars fan, dressed as R2D2 robot, arrives during the annual Star Wars Day in Taipei on Wednesday. Some 100 star wars fans dressed up in costumes during a cosplay event to mark the annual Star War Day. Pic/AFP
The saying has led to an unofficial holiday known as Star Wars Day that all Star Wars fans look forward to as the day they can 'officialy' celebrate their love for the franchise.
Last year's revival of the series with 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'. and the upcoming 'Episode VIII' and 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' have made this year’s Star Wars Day even more special -- on an intergalactic scale.
Two children strike a pose dressed as the Star Wars Stormtroopers during the annual Star Wars Day in Taipei on Wednesday. Pic/AFP
While the Star Wars' official website says that "May the Fourth" references can be traced back to 1979, but the day really took off in a big way after the Internet started connecting fans.
This year saw fans once again take to social media to celebrate the day.
Here are some of the posts on Twitter to celebrate Star Wars Day:
Even brands took the opportunity to connect with fans:
Some took the opportunity to take a dig at Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger also.
Happy Star Wars day, everyone! pic.twitter.com/9eo0ZyoJhk— Soccer Memes (@SoccerMemes) May 4, 2016
VIDEO: Daisy Ridley and 'friends' wish fans Happy Star Wars Day
Daisy Ridley was joined by a few friends to wish fans a happy 'Star Wars Day'. She also offered thanks for all the money raised through 'Star Wars: Force for Change'.
The Star Wars: Force for Change initiative matches dollar for dollar donations (up to $1,000,000) to charities like the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of UNICEF Kid Power, American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Make-A-Wish. As such, you can celebrate Star Wars Day with a donation at CrowdRise.com/ForceForChange.
All participants who enter will also have a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Ireland, including Skellig Michael along the Wild Atlantic Way, the iconic location where Ridley's character Rey meets with Luke Skywalker in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.
HERE'S THE VIDEO: