It’s 04 May, which means it’s Star Wars Day.
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For those of you (we can’t imagine who) who don’t get the pun: may the 4th sounds a lot like “may the Force” which is a popular line used in the franchise to wish each other good luck and good biddings. Jedi and other believers of the Force will say “may the Force be with you” as a form of blessing. For fans of the franchise, 04 May marks a day in which they can seriously geek out and show off how much they love the Star Wars universe.
This year is sure to be a massive Star Wars Day thanks to the success of J.J. Abrams’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie which released last year. The seventh instalment in the Star Wars franchise was a favourite amongst existing fans and also introduced newbies to the series.
Daisy Ridley who portrays Rey in the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie wished fans a very happy Star Wars Day from the set of Star Wars Episode VIII. The actress is joined by some Star Wars friends to thank fans for raising money through the Star Wars: Force for Change campaign.
Following the release of Star Wars: A New Hope in the late 1970’s, fans began to embrace Star Wars stories of struggle, hope and inspiration on a more personal level. Philanthropy was very important to George Lucas — he used early screenings to raise money for charities around the world with a particular emphasis on children’s healthcare and education. Over the course of the last three decades, Star Wars fans have kept this philanthropic spirit alive by volunteering their time to countless charities across the world and raising millions of dollars in donations.
With new Star Wars stories on the horizon, Star Wars: Force for Change aims to support the immense passion and goodwill of our fans and promote change through inspiration, stories and meaningful partnerships.
You could stand a chance to win a trip to Ireland and visit Skellig Michael, the iconic location of Rey’s fateful meeting with Luke Skywalker (portrayed by Mark Hamill) at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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