Video Of The Week - Obamas Celebrate Star Wars Day With Stormtroopers And R2D2

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Star Wars Day at the White House (Photo Credit: Whitehouse.gov)

On Wednesday, May 4th, fans across the world celebrated Star Wars Day. Most commemorated the unofficial holiday by binge watching all seven films or greeting passersby with “May the fourth be with you” — A nod to the movie’s famous line, “May the force be with you.”

However, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama took the celebrations of the revered film series to a new level with a dance party that included some stormtroopers and R2D2. The video which was shared on the official White House website on May 4th shows the couple rocking to Mrs. Obama’s favorite song — “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars!

May 4th was chosen as Star Wars Day because of the easy pun on the movie’s catchphrase, “May the force be with you.” Interestingly enough, the phrase was not created by the maker of the movies, Lucasfilms, but by a British newspaper to congratulate former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, on her election on May 4th, 1979. In fact, it was not until 2011 that it was adopted by some Star Wars fans in Toronto, Canada. Thanks to the internet and social media, observance of the holiday has now spread worldwide. In 2015, even astronauts at the ISS celebrated the event with a special Star Wars movie screening.

Resources: Whitehouse.gov, wikipedia.org

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  • lilyacthy
    lilyacthySaturday, November 3, 2018 at 8:56 am
    that is funny
    • fun with gamesMonday, October 22, 2018 at 6:30 am
      I love STAR WARS
      • bacon_bitzz
        bacon_bitzzSunday, October 21, 2018 at 10:40 am
        Ha ha ha you don't see stormtroopers dancing evryday! BTW Star Wars is awwwwesome!!! Y'all can quiz me on it :-D
        • slytherinfan
          slytherinfanSunday, October 21, 2018 at 9:32 am
          I LOVE Star Wars!
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              • ZachFriday, September 21, 2018 at 2:05 pm
                cool
                • siennald
                  siennaldMonday, September 17, 2018 at 3:35 pm
                  #STARWARS!!!
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                    tcwgamingWednesday, October 17, 2018 at 11:46 am
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                  • spykitten
                    spykittenMonday, July 16, 2018 at 2:13 pm
                    Cool!
                    • WilliamMonday, May 14, 2018 at 6:40 am
                      I am a HUGE star wars fan!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)