Not had enough Star Wars on May the 4th? Thinking of stepping over to the Dark Side? Think you’d be a great Sith? Well keep swinging those light sabers, Revenge of the fifth is here to keep the force going with another Star Wars-themed observance!
Although some fans believe that ‘Revenge of the Sixth’ would make more sense since the number sounds a bit more like ‘sith’, it’s the fifth which has stuck since its the day after the 4th. This makes for a great double day whammy of Star Wars celebration for those who just can’t get enough of the popular spacey fantasy series!
History of Revenge of the Fifth
As far as movie quotes go, “may the force be with you” has got to be up there on the list of most famous, most quoted and most loved in film history. Even if you’ve never seen the films, it’s highly likely that you’ve heard this one before.
Ever a fan of a pun, the movie-loving community made Star Wars day after seeing the joke behind May the 4th sounding especially similar to the first half of the famous quote. And it just so happens that another film in the Star Wars series, Revenge of the Sith, sounds a bit like the fifth. Sort of.
Because it immediately follows Star Wars Day, Revenge of the Fifth is meant to be a day for fans to pass over onto to the Dark Side – for one day, at least. Today, Star Wars geeks will be celebrating the titular Sith Lords from the long-running franchise. Because bad guys need love too!
How to celebrate Revenge of the Fifth
If you’re a fan of George Lucas’s most successful film franchise, today is a day for you to keep celebrating the things you love about them. Fresh from the fun of May the 4th, on the 5th you can celebrate the Dark Side by joining in with the numerous conventions across the world, getting together with like-minded friends or watching your favorite films from the series.
If you’re one of the few people not to have ever seen all the Star Wars films, this is a perfect day to grab some popcorn, flop onto the sofa and have yourself a Star Wars marathon. And if you have any of your Tatooine-loving friends coming by, just make sure you don’t start an argument about who shot first…