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May the 4th Be With You: Celebrating Star Wars Day in Gippsland!

Every year, on May 4th, Star Wars fans around the world come together to celebrate their love for the iconic franchise.

Star Wars Day has become an official holiday for fans, filled with news, videos, blogs, crafts, recipes, and more.

But do you know how this tradition started?

The origins of Star Wars Day trace back to May 4, 1979, when a London newspaper writer congratulated Britain’s new Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, on her first day in office. In a full-page ad, the writer cleverly said, “May the Fourth Be With You, Maggie.

Congratulations!” And with that, a playful tradition was born.

Today, Star Wars Day is observed annually on May 4th, celebrating the beloved Star Wars media franchise created by filmmaker George Lucas.

The unofficial holiday originated from a catchphrase in Lucas' first film of the space saga, "Star Wars: A New Hope," which debuted in 1977.

Since then, the observance of Star Wars Day has spread rapidly, thanks to both media coverage and grassroots celebrations. Fans all over the world mark the day with various events and activities.

This May 4th, why not join in the fun and celebrate with fellow Star Wars enthusiasts?

If you're in Gippsland, the Yarram Rotary and the Regent Theatre have something special planned for you by presenting the original three episodes of Star Wars on the big screen at the Regent Theatre...

Star Wars: A New Hope starts at 2:30 pm

The Empire Strikes Back at 5:00 pm

The Return of the Jedi at 7:30 pm

Experience the orginal movies on the large screen and new surround sound system.

Entry is free, so gather your friends, dress up as your favorite Star Wars character, and join in the celebration.

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The force is strong in Yarram and throughout our district.

May the 4th be with you!

Port Albert Progress Association


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