It took off in the age of social media (there’s even a Star Wars Day Snapchat filter), and now events around the world celebrate the day.
There are online and in-store deals on “Star Wars” merchandise and gaming, “Star Wars” food galore, and other events, where fans are encouraged to dress up, play “Star Wars” trivia or just enjoy their favorite film franchise.
Here are five other things you can do on Star Wars Day:
1) Go watch a baseball game. Seriously. You’ll get some swag.
If you’re at Yankee Stadium on Friday night, the New York Yankees will give away an Aaron Judge Jedi bobblehead. ( If you can’t be in New York, some other teams are expected to celebrate Star Wars Day, too).
2) Get ready for the release of the Han Solo prequel by watching new content.
If you’ve watched the “Solo” trailer so much that you could navigate your way around Corellia, maybe you’re in the mood for something else for a while. Disney’s YouTube channel is expected to have seven animated shorts from the “Star Wars Forces of Destiny” series available.
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3) Visit some of the spots made famous by the “Star Wars” movies.
4) Roar like Chewbacca, for a good cause.
Lucasfilm and Star Wars: Force for Change invite fans to share their own versions of the Wookiee’s cry on social media. Through May 25, Star Wars: Force for Change US will donate $1 to UNICEF USA (up to $1 million) for each public post, like or share on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook that includes #RoarforChange.
5) Throw your own party — with “Star Wars”-themed food.
This is a time to get in the kitchen and show your friends and family how deep your “Star Wars” love goes. You could make Porg Puffs, or even Porg Chops. How about Porgin Pie? OK, we’ll stop now.