Revenge Of The Fifth

For fans of the franchise Star Wars, the holiday Revenge of the Fifth is one that’s pretty self-explanatory. For everyone else, not so much. It’s a holiday that’s observed on May 5th and celebrates the movie Revenge of the Sith every year.

It’s not only a day for people to check out this movie, however. It’s also a time for people to consider whether they’d make a good Sith, engage in lightsaber battles with friends, or even throw a Star Wars-themed party. In other words, it’s a day to embrace everything in the Star Wars universe, but especially the dark side.

The History Of Revenge Of The Fifth

Before we can talk about Revenge of the Fifth, we first have to take a few moments to talk about May the Fourth Be With You. That’s because these two holidays are companions for fans of the Star Wars universe.

May the Fourth Be With You was supposedly invented by an advertiser in a London newspaper in 1979, although we’re unable to independently verify that bit of alleged history. Revenge of the Fifth wouldn’t become a holiday until after Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith was released.

So, the earliest that this holiday could’ve been celebrated was in 2005, but it was likely created much later. According to our research, it would be another 6 years before this holiday was created. Reportedly, it was created after Star Wars Day was invented in 2011.

Of course, since this holiday’s invention, there has been some controversy surrounding it. Some Star Wars fans believe that it should’ve been placed on the 6th of May instead of the 5th.

This would’ve made it Revenge of the Sixth, and they feel makes more sense since the word sixth sounds more like Sith than the word fifth does. But it is what it is and there has been no effort to change it.

Some Things You Might Not Know About The Sith

Today, we have a question for everyone except the die-hard Star Wars fans. How much do you really know about the Sith? Most people (except die-hard fans, of course) will probably know very little about them. That’s why we’ve decided to list some facts that people may not know about the Sith. And we’ve presented these facts below.

  • Not all Dark Jedi are automatically made a Sith.
  • Bleeding Kyber Crystals are used for Sith Lightsabers.
  • The only known Sith apprentice to leave the Sith is Darth Maul.

Observing Revenge Of The Fifth

Since May the Fourth Be With You and Star Wars Day are both celebrated on the 4th, this means that the addition of this holiday gives Star Wars fans a two-day celebration period. Some popular activities that are performed over this two-day period include watching Star Wars movies or reading Star Wars comic books.

It’s also a good day for people to cosplay as their favorite Star Wars characters. One day, people can cosplay as a Jedi Knight, and on this day, they can dress up as a Sith Knight.

Other ways to observe this holiday are to enjoy Star Wars-themed foods and drinks or buy new merchandise for their collection. Everyone is also encouraged to spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #RevengeOfTheFifth on social media.

When is it?
This year (2023)
May 5 Friday
Next year (2024)
May 5 Sunday
Last year (2022)
May 5 Thursday
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