The word game May the fourth be with you has been circulating in the Anglo-Saxon world since the saga exists, but at least since 2008 May 4th has become an international celebration associated with Star Wars.

First it was called Luke Skywalker day, but it soon gave way to the more inclusive Star wars day, celebrated for the first time in 2011 by fans of Toronto, Canada. In short, Disney has capitalised on the idea of ​​enthusiasts, making yet another fake holiday official and using the day to reaffirm, on social media and outside, the powerful brand. For those who prefer the dark side, the next day will obviously be the Revenge of the fifth.

Star Wars stars: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford (Photo By Steve Larson / The Denver Post. Image: Getty Images)
Star Wars stars: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford (Photo By Steve Larson / The Denver Post. Image: Getty Images)

A few days ago The Guardian wrote that our behaviour with respect to great fantasy and sci-fi sagas makes us think of secular religions. Certainly it is true that we spend hours studying them, and we are not satisfied with canonical sources, so to speak. We are hunting for every apocryphal curiosity that can increase our faith. On the way, as always, we meet the urban legends.