For some of us—myself included—just about every day is a Star Wars kind of day. But what some of you might not know is that May 4th is unofficially recognized by many fans as Star Wars Day. Why, you might ask? Because it lets wordplay-loving geeks say “May the 4th be with you” to one another. Yep, this exists.
“It’s nice that this particular date seems to observe and celebrate the power of the Force, and we’re thrilled that Star Wars fans continue to find new ways to connect with a galaxy far, far away,” a Lucasfilm spokesperson told the New York Daily News.
The holiday has flourished in recent years—mostly thanks to the Internet—with people around the globe planning Star Wars-themed parties and movie marathons.
Your move, Cinco de Mayo.