The Globe and Mail reports the first Star Wars Day celebration took place in 2011 at the Toronto Underground Cinema.
Today's Star Wars Day, a time for fans to celebrate that galaxy far, far away. StarWars.com, as well as the official Star Wars social media channels (hashtag #StarWarsDay), help spread the word and showcase fan activity. Invite a few friends over and play a Star Wars drinking game!
The first known use of May the Fourth Be With You came during 1979.
In Taiwan's capital, fans took the day off from work to pose in costume for photographs at landmarks such as the iconic Taipei 101 tower and the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall.
There was also a 15-minute light performance called Garden Rhapsody: Star Wars Edition, set against the Star Wars soundtrack.
Retailers are trying to turn fan enthusiasm into a profit. Whether it's Leia buns or Rey's buns in the video provided, these are ways to bring the Force with you on any day of the week.
But we're pretty sure no one has attempted to wield the magnificent power of the Force like a TV channel in Denver has done on May 4.
The party started early when Warwick Davis, 47, one of the stars of Return of the Jedi shared an epic #ThrowBackThursday shot of him as a child with his old Star Wars toys. Check out these Star Wars themed recipes.
The Taiwan "May the 4th Be With You" event was once again organized by local lightsaber maker and renowned die-hard Star Wars fan Makoto Tsai, with participation from the 501st Taiwan - Formosa Outpost, the Taiwan division of an worldwide stormtroopers cosplay organization, as well as the South Taiwan Jedi Order (南部光劍武士團), a Star Wars fan group from southern Taiwan.