Happy Star Wars Day! May the Force be with you.

Happy Star Wars day to everybody!

I know this is not your regular holiday, but I consider it a holiday along with half of the planet probably.

Let’s start with the obvious-one day is no longer enough to complete a Star Wars marathon. The run time without the specials is a bit more over 25 hours if you wish to see all movies. When I watch them, I include all the films, even the Phantom Menace which we all can agree is the worst of them all. I am just not a fan of the Solo movie honestly, and I am not sure if I will see it, but Rogue one is worth it. After all, Solo is not directly connected to the storyline. If you are unable to sit for more than 10 hours a day for a marathon, maybe you can watch them in 3 separate days. The first day you can watch the prequel, the second day the original saga and finish on may the fourth with the sequel. I like to watch the movies in chronological order rather than the order that they were released in theatres.

If you are curious this is the list you need to follow:

  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (set 32 years before A New Hope)
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (22 years before)
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (19 years before)
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story (about 10 years before)
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (ends moments before A New Hope)
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope 
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (3 years after A New Hope)
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (4 years after)
  • Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (34 years after)
  • Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (34 years after)
  • Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (35 years after)

Or in case you have never seen Star Wars you can use the so-called “Machete Order” where you skip the Phantom Menace entirely and start with Episodes IV, V, then continue to Episodes II, III, and end with Episode VI. You can proceed and finish the saga with the sequel. By watching the films in this order, you avoid spoilers entirely.

If you are like me and decide to take two days for all the movies, then you may have some extra time on May the Fourth for an actual celebration.

What I like to do is start the day with John Williams Star Wars soundtrack for some good mood.

You can then be creative and make some Star Wars recipe. You can find many recipes on the Star Wars webpage or just google some. You can also just spend the day wearing your favourite Star Wars cosplay.

How do you celebrate the Star Wars day?

Do you have any special traditions you created in the past years?

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