ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – This Sunday is an unofficial holiday for Star Wars fans, and some of those fans are members of the Belleville First United Presbyterian Church. The church held a Star Wars theme festival as part of its services Sunday, with members of the church encouraged to wear Star Wars costumes. The sermon for this Sunday was entitled, “"The Darth Vader in All of Us."
The event raised $900 for needy families at near-by churches.
According to International Business Times, the Star Wars holiday was started on May 4, 1979 when the Tory political party in Great Britain run an ad in the London Evening News stating “May the Fourth Be with You”, shortly after Margret Thatcher took office as Prime Minister.