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04/05/2018 14:58 BST

Heathrow Airport Officially Wins 'Star Wars' Day With Their #MayTheFourthBeWithYou Efforts

Well played, Heathrow.

Any ‘Star Wars’ fan worth their salt will know that 4 May marks a very special day in the calendar.

However, Heathrow Airport has won what has affectionately become known as ‘Star Wars’ day with their ‘May The Fourth Be With You’ offering. 

Departures boards around the airport were changed to include destinations in a galaxy far, far away in celebration.

Trips to Tatooine and Jakku were both displayed, although if you boarded a flight to the latter, you would have faced a delay due to sand storms. 

Passengers were also warned that while gates to board a plane to the Death Star were open, it could possibly have been “a trap”.

Elsewhere on Twitter, May the Fourth was being celebrated with a range of memes, jokes and pictures: 

There were also some more poignant posts, with one celebrating LBGT+ people within the ‘Star Wars’ fan community, and one from the Samaritans reminding people that the force might not always be with some: 

‘Star Wars’ fans are currently having to wait until late 2019 for Episode IX, but they will have spin-off film ‘Solo’ to tie them over. 

The movie will tell the origin story of Han Solo - originally played by Harrison Ford - and stars Alden Ehrenreich as the intergalactic pilot, alongside Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emilia Clarke, and Donald Glover

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is released in UK cinemas on 24 May. Watch the trailer below...

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