Star Wars Day was officially first celebrated on May 4, 2011. In fact, the holiday became so popular that starting in 2012, the next day was jokingly called “Revenge of the Fifth”, a pun on the Star Wars movie title Revenge of the Sith. It might also have something to do with that day being Cinco de Mayo, but to this day fans still like to let their “evil sides” come out the day after Star Wars Day.
Since Disney purchased Lucasfilm, creators of the Star Wars saga in 2012, Disney theme parks have joined in on the celebrations, upping the ante with Star Wars exclusive collectibles.
In 2014, even toy companies got into the game, with Hasbro taking to social media with their “Black Series” of high-end toys, and Lucasfilm launching the first trailer for the animated series “Star Wars Rebels.”
As the years go by, Revenge of the Fifth is only gonna get better.
When is Star Wars Day?
Star Wars Day is on May 4th every year, playing on the catchphrase “May the Force Be With You.” The very next day, (as if one day isn’t enough), May 5th, Star Wars fans celebrate Revenge of the Fifth, reserved for those who celebrate the dark side. It’s a play on the title of the third Star Wars movie Revenge of the Sith.
Is It Revenge Of The Fifth or 6th?
People often get confused because the day after May 4th is not only Cinco de Mayo but “Revenge of the Fifth“. Sometimes it is celebrated on May the 6th because people skip over the 5th for Cinco de Mayo.
Star Wars fans are notoriously finicky about things, even the slightest deviation from what they like or enjoy is enough to start a riot. So, to say there are some disagreements over the proper day to celebrate this day would be a massive understatement.
Regardless of which day you celebrate, brace yourselves, because the memes are a’ comin’.