Riley the Jedi – Loup Dargent
May 25th is the “annual Star Wars fan holiday”. It was originally pushed by fans to begin on May 25, 2007, the 30th anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars film.
Universal Day of the Jedi has been envisioned as a celebration of the entire saga, and fandom itself. The first Universal Day of the Jedi, on May 25, 2007, coincided with Celebration IV
. The primary purpose of C4 as it is commonly abbreviated, was to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The first celebration was held May 24-28, 2007 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. May 24 was exclusively for members of Hyperspace
, the Official Star Wars Fan Club.
The idea for Universal Day of the Jedi originated in 2006 as news and rumors began surfacing about how Lucasfilm could be planning to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Star Wars in 2007. The concept was first proposed by Greg Davies (former webmaster of fan site Shadow of the Sith) in an article posted on his website.
The topics and storylines of the Star Wars saga continue to impact several generations around the world in profound ways. Underneath the veil of a series of sci-fi plots, the viewer is asked to look at their world with new eyes and look within to their own morals, beliefs and prejudice.