For those yet unfamiliar with the magical force of Star Wars, May 4th is the day fans celebrate the movie series created by George Lucas. Observance of the holiday spread quickly through media and grassroots celebrations. The date was chosen for the easy pun on the catchphrase “May the Force be with you” as “May the Fourth be with you.”
Here are the funniest tweets celebrating Star Wars’ Day 2017:
Quite a few linked the Queen’s Buckingham Palace emergency to the momentous occasion…
Queen: Any news?
Staff: Everyone’s tweeting about #StarWarsDay .
Queen: Hold Our Beer. #BuckinghamPalace
— Fräulein Smilla (@Das_Frl_Smilla) May 4, 2017
— Lee Clark (@LeeClark1985) May 4, 2017
Politicians didn’t want to miss out on the fun…
I am extremely here for Australia’s houses of parliament roasting each other online with Star Wars jokes #MayThe4thBeWithYou #starwarsday pic.twitter.com/RhTigewVHR — Josh Butler (@JoshButler) May 4, 2017
Tensions escalated quickly…
Everyone: “May the fourth be–“
Me: “–Shut up! NOBODY loves Star Wars more than me! Don’t even talk about it!”
— Justin Staggs (@Staggfilms) May 4, 2017
But one mega fan could not be stopped..
The Force is with them!
— Bolton Motorpark (@Bolton_Motorprk) May 4, 2017