"May the Fourth Be With You" Watford
2nd May 2018
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Worldwide Star Wars fans will be wishing each other a Jedi-themed greeting: “May the fourth be with you" (4th of May).

Here's a few Star Wars in Watford Facts..

  • The date which is an easy pun on the catchphrase "May the Force be with you" as "May the Fourth be with you". Even though the holiday was not actually created or declared by Lucasfilm, many Star Wars fans across the world have chosen to celebrate the holiday.
  • In 2016, pranksters superimposed a vehicle from the film onto a picture of the intu shopping centre, tagging local press Watford Observer on Twitter.


  • Leavesden Studios was the primary filming location of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. In all, the studio was used by the production for two and a half years.
  • In 1997 Whippendell Woods served as a Star Wars filming location and provided the backdrop of a forest on the planet Naboo. The scenes featured in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. The opening scenes on Naboo with Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi when they first meet Jar Jar Binks, and the Gungan Sacred Place.
  • All of six live-action Star Wars movies have included UK production in famed and local to Watford studios, including Elstree, Shepperton, Ealing and Pinewood Studios.

Happy "May the fourth be with you" day!  

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