May 4 is considered a holiday by Star Wars fans to celebrate and honor the films. The term comes from Star Wars fans and followers saying “May the fourth be with you”. The original date of the Star Wars The New Hope release was May 25, 1977. In 2011, the first organized celebration of Star Wars Day took place in Toronto Ontario, Canada at the Toronto Underground Cinema. Many other festivals and around the world have spawned over the years. Many other film festivals and movie theaters play the trilogy in honor of the movie.