Star Wars Day is commemorated on May 4, to celebrate the epic space opera that has become a cult classic.

The legendary science fiction movie premiered in 1977 was written and directed by George Lucas. Star Wars remains one of the most financially successful films of all time, as the franchise records a collection of more than 2.5 billion dollars since the release of the first film.

A pun on the all-time favorite quote from the movie series, "May the Force be with you" was the reason for choosing "May the 4th" as the official Star Wars Day. Star Wars Day was first celebrated in 2011 at the Toronto Underground Cinema in Canada.

If you are a fan of the Star Wars series, this is the day to dress like your favorite character and watch your favorite movie. 

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While you celebrate the day, here are a few conic quotes from the series that you may like to know.  courtesy: FanBolt

  1. "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…"– Opening Credits, A New Hope, 1977.
  2. "Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose." – Yoda
  3. "Do. Or do not. There is no try."– Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back, 1980
  4. "Your focus determines your reality." – Qui-Gon Jinn
  5. "Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate leads to suffering. I sense much fear in you."– Yoda, The Phantom Menace, 1999.
  6. "Reality doesn’t care if you believe it." – Boba Fett
  7. "Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it and makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship." – Yoda
  8. "Attachment is forbidden. Possession is forbidden. Compassion, which I would define as unconditional love, is essential to a Jedi’s life. So you might say, that we are encouraged to love."– Anakin Skywalker, Attack of the Clones, 2002.
  9. "To answer power with power, the Jedi way this is not. In this war, a danger there is, of losing who we are." – Yoda
  10. "I’m one with the Force. The Force is with me." – Chirrut Îmwe, Rogue One, 2016.