By Miguel Batres
People around the world are preparing to celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4th with marathons and dressing up.
People all have their own opinions about May 4th and many others caught on with this holiday quickly. This celebration goes on for two days including May 5th also known as Revenge of the Fifth. Although May 5th already has a more significant meaning to others, there may be controversial because of Cinco de Mayo overlaps the Star Wars Holiday. But overall, we all are excited and now let's look back and see how this holiday started and the meaning it has to Star Wars fans.
Dating back to 2011, the very first Star Wars Day was celebrated. Although the Los Angeles City Council declared that the official day for Star Wars Day would be on May 27, 2007. Either way we don’t really care about that official day because it doesn’t sound as catchy as May the FOURTH be with you ;).
Romeo Diaz states,” What even is Star Wars Day, do people even care about it?”. Although creating Star Wars Day was a big deal for fans, many people don’t think that a holiday is necessary.
Fans celebrate the day by dressing up and going to Star Wars themed events. People tend to dress up as their favorite Star Wars characters and some even make their own costumes. A very popular thing to do is to go to Disneyland. Others tend to wear all their Star Wars march all day and just have a normal day. Another way fans celebrate Star Wars Days is by having marathons and watch all Star Wars movies all day. All the other people who know about the day or celebration, they really don’t do much rather than live their normal day to day life.
With all these celebrations and traditions that Star Wars Day brings, it caused for some people in the community or society to involve controversy with this holiday because since Star Wars Day rolls over onto May 5th and May 6th, people believe that it should be a one-day thing. They feel as if it should just stay as one and not roll over because of May 5th also known as Cinco de Mayo which has a significant impact to the Mexican culture because of the victory Mexico had against France in the Battle of Puebla. For these reasons, the Spanish community in the U.S or even regular people who feel that Cinco de Mayo is more important believe it should stay as a one-day thing.
“It could be offensive to some people in the community because they feel as if the historic event that happened in Mexico is more important than celebrating a movie series” stats Alex Rodriguez.
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