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May The Fourth Be With You: 'Star Wars' Fans Celebrate A Faraway Galaxy

In Budapest, Hungary, a man takes a photo with people dressed as their favorite Star Wars stormtroopers. Attila Volgyi/Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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In Budapest, Hungary, a man takes a photo with people dressed as their favorite Star Wars stormtroopers.

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Yoda, Chewbacca and a phalanx of stormtroopers are telling people all over the Internet "May the fourth be with you" today, as fans of the Star Wars franchise celebrate all things that emanate from a galaxy far, far away.

As you would expect from a quasi-holiday that's drawn from a pun, May 4 brings a flood of cute ideas to social media. It's also a good excuse to dress up as an Ewok. NASA is taking the whole enterprise to a new level, with a flurry of tweets that show how "science fiction is now science fact!"

The postings are coming at a steady rate — check out the #MayThe4thBeWithYou hashtag on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

A celebrant dressed up as Jango Fett walks at a Star Wars Day fan event in Tokyo Monday. Toru Hanai/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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A celebrant dressed up as Jango Fett walks at a Star Wars Day fan event in Tokyo Monday.

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In other recent Star Wars news, Krishnadev posted last month on the new trailer for the upcoming movie The Force Awakens. And we recently wrote about what seems to have been a surprise sighting of Yoda in a 14-century manuscript.

We've collected more of our favorite postings, below.

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