On the fourth day of May in 1979, The London Evening News featured a congratulatory advertisement in honor of Margaret Thatcher’s inauguration that read: May the Fourth be with you, Maggie. Congratulations. The advertisement was both meant to honor Thatcher and cheekily nod to the cult sensation that had swept the world just two years earlier: George Lucas’s Star Wars.
This cheeky nod continued to be used in pop culture throughout the years, until the Toronto Underground Cinema decided to host the first organized celebration of Star Wars Day on May 4, 2011. With the development of social media and Internet-connectedness came the increasing ability to really go hard: from trivia nights to themed bar crawls to 24-hour film marathons, May the Fourth has evolved into an intergalactical holiday that’s impossible to miss–unless you’re a stormtrooper.
While there’s no denying how much of a damper quarantine has put on all celebrations for the unforeseeable future, you can still enjoy an epic May the Fourth celebration from your own Millennium Falcon–otherwise, I find your lack of faith disturbing.
Try any of these five Jedi-approved products to have an otherworldly Star Wars Day 2020–or all five of them, if you’re trying to get galactic:
1. All-in-One Lightsabers
While the lightsabers in Star Wars are mostly used for death and destruction, this Heavy Hitters stick fires up and gets your creative Jedi-juices flowing.
Looking for a calmer way to observe the holiday? Check out this dompen all-in-one to slow things down.
Perhaps you’ve always admired the cool calculation of the Empire: if so, this minty Besito hitter is just what you need.
2. Jedi Mind Tricks: Atlas Beverage Mixes
If you’re not much of a smoker but still looking to alter your mind in the safe and natural way, you should try Atlas’s Rosin-infused beverage mixes this May the Fourth. This fruity THC amalgamation can have a powerful influence, even on the strongest-minded Sith.
3. First Order: Venom OG
Maybe you’re looking for a strain to make you feel as fiery and powerful as Darth Vader himself–look no further than Venom OG, the heavy-indica blend of Poison OG and Rare Dankness #1. This strain is recommended for nighttime–much like the Dark Lord of the Sith.
4. A Long Time Ago In a Galaxy Far, Far Away…
But luckily for you, this Northern Lights cartridge is neither from a long time ago nor far away–just ask Eaze! Whether you identify as Jedi or Sith, allow this dreamy high to carry you away into the galaxy…far, far away.
5. Princess Leia Gold
Although Return of the Jedi is fraught with conflict and struggle, one ray of light is Princess Leia’s iconic gold metal bikini. In honor of Leia, Carey Fisher, and powerful women everywhere on this May the Fourth, indulge in this all-in-one from women-owned brand L E U N E.
Licenses: 1. Heavy Hitters CDPH-1001352 2. dompen CDPH-10003686 3. Besito CDPH-10002594 4. Atlas CDPH-10001996 5. Island C12-0000108-LIC) 6. Happy Sticks CDPH-100002269 7. L E U N E CDPH-10002658