Few franchises can compete with the "Star Wars" fan base, so it's no surprise that Jedi lovers all over the world have succeeded in turning May 4th from an average calendar day to the most 'puntastic' unofficial holiday that American pop culture has ever produced. One more time for those slow on the pickup -- May the Fourth Be With You -- get it?
In fact, modern day "Star Wars" fans are not the first to take the line "May the force be with you" to the next level. When late Margaret Thatcher was elected Britain's first female Prime Minister on May 4, 1979, her popculture savvy party placed an ad in The London Evening News reading "May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations."
So unless the British parliament is more clued into American entertainment, you're well aware of the significance behind the phrase "may the force be with you." However, the Jedi salute is merely second best to the iconic reveal uttered by James Earl Jones at the end of "Empire Strikes Back." Which is why we've decided to join legions of storm trooper clad LARP-ers and compiled our favorite imitations of Darth Vader's signature rasp in order to commemorate the nerdiest holiday of all.
May The Fourth Be With You!