Revenge Of The Fifth

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

It’s not only a day for people to watch 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 discuss Revenge of the Fifth, we first have 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 coined 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 this holiday could have been celebrated was in 2005, but it was likely created much later. According to our research, it would be another six years before this holiday was created. Reportedly, it was created after Star Wars Day was established in 2011.

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

This would have made it Revenge of the Sixth, and they feel it 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, presented below.

  • Not all Dark Jedi are automatically made 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 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 Lord.

Other ways to observe this holiday include enjoying Star Wars-themed foods and drinks or buying 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 (2024)
May 5 Sunday
Next year (2025)
May 5 Monday
Last year (2023)
May 5 Friday
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