It’s pretty hard not to love Star Wars, so why not have multiple days in a row to celebrate the franchise? Star Wars Day began back on May 4, 2011, and has only grown since. To separate the light from the dark side, there needed to be two different days.
May 4th is generally reserved for the “light side,” the good guys of the Star Wars universe. Think Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Yoda here. However, some Star Wars fans thought that the “dark side” was getting a little mistreated by not getting their own day, and thus Revenge of the Fifth/Sixth was born.
In 2012, Revenge of the Fifth became increasingly popular and generated its own day, May 5. Although, there is some controversy about the holiday’s date, as some would rather celebrate on May 6, using the phrase “Revenge of the Sixth.” This is all thanks to the third Star Wars film where Anakin Skywalker officially becomes Darth Vader in Revenge of the Sith.
Now that the date has become so widely accepted, of course, there are hilarious memes to go along with it. With, that check out some of the ultimate memes and photos for Revenge of the Fifth.
When Is Star Wars Day?
The official Star Wars Day is every year on May 4. The coined phrase, “May the fourth be with you,” led to the date being chosen for the “holiday.” Due to the fact that Star Wars has an unbelievable following one day was not enough. May 5 and even the 6 have been considered the day for the dark side.
The “dark side” of course being the Star Wars term for everything bad, the point being you don’t wanna be on the dark side. That is, of course, unless you’re a bully or a weirdo in real life.
Is It Revenge Of The Fifth or Sixth?
There is plenty of controversy up for this one. If you haven’t heard there’s already a pretty prominent holiday on May 5, aka Cinco de Mayo. In that case, some fans would rather celebrate Revenge of the Sixth on May 6, for obvious reasons.
For other fans, they like the darker day to come directly after May 4 and generally think it trumps the Mexican holiday. Either way, there’s no right or wrong answer here and both days are appropriate to celebrate.