It's understood that the annual holiday was first celebrated in 1979.
The British fans of the Hollywood interstellar saga, according to a 2016 YouGov poll, named Han Solo as their most beloved Star Wars character. At the same time, in 2017 the British viewers have admitted that Star Wars was the most famous movie they have never watched.
It's #StarWarsDay! Back in 2016 we discovered that Han Solo is Britain's favourite Star Wars character, followed by Yoda then R2 and Chewie #MayThe4th #MayThe4thBeWithYou https://t.co/g2iZU9Upl1 pic.twitter.com/NzMyr52Vvz— YouGov (@YouGov) May 4, 2018
Hashtags #MayThe4thBeWithYou, #StarWarsDay and #StarWarsInFiveWordsOrLess have taken over Twitter on Friday. As space-themed posts filled the social platform, some users utilized Star Wars to explain how politics actually works.
Good morning from Heathrow. The force is strong with us today and we've got some special new routes. Will you be travelling to galaxies near… or far, far away? #Maythe4th #MayTheFourth #MayThe4thBeWithYou #StarWarsDay 🌌🌟 pic.twitter.com/B9IcnMOMxC— Heathrow Airport (@HeathrowAirport) May 4, 2018
The Conservatives, they're not the Governnment you're looking for. Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate leads to Tories causing more suffering… #StarWarsDay #MayThe4thBeWithYou #ToriesOut pic.twitter.com/gSwPsS7yKz— StrongerStabler (@StrongerStabler) May 4, 2018
On a plate far far away… well, not really – it's right here – use the fork to enjoy this recipe over the weekend. No Jedi skills required!— Jamie Oliver (@jamieoliver) May 4, 2018
Mark Hamill agreed the force was strong with these Yorkshire puddings. 'nuff puns yet? https://t.co/BGXJhJNcZz #MayThe4thBeWithYou pic.twitter.com/4XdVCclYGI
May the 4th be with all of you.#MAGA #Trump #fail #StarWars #NationalStarWarsDay #StarWarsDay #MayThe4thBeWithYou #MayThe4th #MayTheFourth #HappyStarWarsDay #TheForceAwakens pic.twitter.com/7gxM8jztsJ— ✖NoisyInfa♏ous 4K✖ (@NoisyInfamous) May 4, 2018
— BBC Look North (Yks) (@BBCLookNorth) May 4, 2018
Dog owners took the opportunity to celebrate the film series by dressing up their pets as Star Wars characters and posting the images on Instagram.