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May the Fourth Be With You: 'Star Wars' fan holiday

Darth Vader on the Death Star in "Star

(Credit: Lucasfilm Ltd.)

It may not be recognized by the federal government or most workplaces, but Sunday marks "Star Wars" Day, a semi-official holiday celebrated by fans of George Lucas' popular science-fiction franchise.

Why May 4? Mostly, it makes for a good pun. The holiday's slogan is "May the Fourth Be With You," a nod to the famous phrase "May the Force be with you," from the original 1977 film.


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