Star Wars Day is yet another in a fairly fun line of geek-themed holidays (others include International Talk Like a Pirate Day and Pi Day, both of which I fully support). It is celebrated on May 4, because “May the 4th be with you” sounds a lot like “may the force be with you” and, thankfully, the humor is in the Star Wars reference and not the speech impediment.
How does one celebrate Star Wars Day? That’s up to you. Most years people may watch their favorite Star Wars movie or a marathon of Clone Wars. Others go shopping — Amazon, Williams-Sonoma, Disney, and LEGO are just a few of the major companies that have Star Wars merchandise on sale today.
However, on this particular May 4 there is a disturbance in the force and lots of people will probably just wear a Star Wars t-shirt and go see The Avengers. I get that.
I have two little boys that live and breathe Star Wars (kind of like I was doing at their age), and as such we will most likely go to Tosche Station to pick up some power converters and then we’ll probably spend some some time shufflin’ (even though they are a little short for a stormtrooper). It’s all in good fun.
How are you celebrating Star Wars Day?
Whit Honea can be found writing about whatever he feels like at his personal site Honea Express (Honea sounds like pony) and DadCentric. If you’re really bored you can follow him on the Twitter or Pinterest (his opinions are his own and do not reflect those of Babble or most rational people). The Force is strong in this one.
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