Revenge of the Fifth
Revenge of the Fifth is observed next on Sunday, May 5th, 2024 (149 days from today).
May 5th is commemorated as a second Star Wars Day and is known as Revenge of the Fifth. It is used to celebrate the Dark Side, while May 4th is used to celebrate the Jedi.
Because it's right after Star Wars Day, Revenge of the Fifth is supposed to be a day for fans to switch to the Dark Side. The title of one of the Star Wars movies, Revenge of the Sith, sounds a bit like Revenge season five… so it all makes sense.
Though some fans believe there is a Dark Side date on May 6th and calling it 'Revenge of the Sixth' makes more sense as the number sounds a bit more like 'sith'. However, May 5 was stuck as the day after the first Star Wars day, so the space adventure party could move to a second day.
What Is Revenge of the Fifth?
Revenge of the Fifth is a great opportunity for all fans of Star Wars in order to commemorate the entire series. The name "holiday" is a play on words based on the title of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
That movie was the final film in a Star Wars prequel trilogy that revolved around the fall of Anakin Skywalker and the rise of Darth Vader.
In Revenge of the Sith, Sith Lord Darth Sidious (Emperor Palpatine) manipulates Anakin Skywalker as he, along with friend and fellow Jedi Obi Wan Kenobi, attempt to end the Clone Wars.
Palpatine executes his plan to rule the entire galaxy, turning the once heroic Skywalker into a villain.
Star Wars fans had the chance to crown it May 5 as "Revenge of the Fifth" though some also extended it to two days for "Revenge of the Sixth". But what is the meaning of May 5th?
Origin of Revenge of the Fifth
But where did that phrase come from, and how does “May the Four be with you” tie into one of Star Wars’ trademark phrases?
The phrase "May the Force be with you" is one of the most iconic lines in the original Star Wars movie.
In the original series, we follow the rise of Anakin's son Luke as he goes from a simple farm boy to a Jedi Knight tasked with saving the galaxy with his sister, Princess Leia and smuggler Han Solo. “May the Force be with you” is a phrase the Jedi use as a greeting.
Star Wars fans took advantage of this to celebrate another holiday: "May Wednesday be with you," also known as "Star Wars Day."
This is based on the fact that May 4, 1977 was the release date of the original Star Wars. It also coincides nicely with the series' most recognizable tagline.
Star Wars fans really understand that the phrase "May the Force be with you" is a common phrase for anyone familiar with the Star Wars universe.
During the “Revenge of the Fifth” celebration, you may run into someone who says that to you. Have you ever wondered whether or not after the question“May the Force be with you”?
How to celebrate Revenge of the Fifth
If you're a Star Wars fan, you may find yourself wondering how to celebrate Revenge of the Fifth. It all depends on your particular fandom and how you want to honor and enjoy the movies. Sure, the first step is to watch all the movies. That includes the prequel, the original trilogy, and the sequels that were produced after Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012 from creator George Lucas. Those series include episodes VII-IX.
These films are all different in style due to being produced in different eras. The original trilogy premiered from 1977-1983, the prequels from 1999-2005, and the sequel trilogy from 2015-2019. However, each is "Star Wars" in its own right - there's something all Star Wars fans can enjoy in each one.
Watching a Star Wars movie is always more fun in a group, so why not throw a Star Wars-themed party? You can host quiz contests, give out Star Wars themed prizes and, of course, screen movies. Revenge of the Sith is a great starting point for your Revenge of the Fifth team.
Whether you want to watch the Star Wars movies or host a Star Wars event, there's no wrong way to have a fun Revenge of the Fifth. It is important to find joy in these great films that have captivated fans around the world. One of the most interesting things about Star Wars is its message of hope. Star Wars isn't just a movie - it's a unifying force that has transcended the times and brought wonder and inspiration too many.
For Star Wars fans, it's important to follow the inspiration you've seen in the Star Wars movies in your everyday life. One of the best ways to do that is to pursue a new career that you might love doing important work.
ObservedRevenge of the Fifth has been observed annually on May 5th.
Thursday, May 5th, 2022
Friday, May 5th, 2023
Sunday, May 5th, 2024
Monday, May 5th, 2025
Tuesday, May 5th, 2026