Californians Vote to Make May The 4th Official 'Star Wars' Day

Long-held (not really) tradition dictates that the 4th day in May, May the 4th if you will, is the [unofficial] official day to celebrate all things Star Wars. And, as it turns out, the California Legislature agrees with this, voting Thursday May 2nd to adopt the date officially.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the vote (which passed) was celebrated with Stormtroopers and such.

Oddly enough, today also marks the first day to reserve attendance to the upcoming Star Wars Galaxy's Edge area in Disneyland.

If you'd like to participate in any of the social media sharings this weekend, Star Wars social media maven Michelle Buckman has the official hashtags to use:

Sacramento news organization KCRA had this to report about the vote (and video of the large Yoda hot air balloon that flew over the State Capitol):

The resolution by Democratic Assemblyman Tom Daly says it's the largest single-site expansion in the park's history and could generate $14 million in tax revenue for the city of Anaheim annually.

The resolution also recognizes the Walt Disney Company's "decades-long record of enhancing the quality of life for people in California and beyond."


About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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