May the 4th be with you

Posted by The Skibbereen Eagle | May 4, 2016 1


President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated Star Wars Day with a dance-off with R2-D2 and some stormtroopers. The couple are seen dancing in the White House with the characters to the soundtrack of Bruno Mars’ hit single “Uptown Funk”. The 22-second clip was released on the White House’s official Facebook and Twitter accounts with the caption, “Dance. Or dance not. There is no try. #MayThe4thBeWithYou” starwarsday

The President can be heard saying “come on, storm troopers,” with R2-D2 in the background spinning its head grooving to the music. May 4 is celebrated as Star Wars Day because of the saying “May the 4th be with you”. It has become a day to celebrate all things Star Wars, especially following last year’s revival of the series with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

The “toe” of Ireland is experiencing a bit of a Star Wars tourism boom with Luke Skywalker setting up the next instalment by appearing on Ireland’s amazing Skellig Michael for the last three minutes. Skellig Michael in Co Kerry featured quite prominently in J.J Abrams’ film. A certain Jedi made a very welcome appearance in the final moments to perfectly set up Episode VIII and ensure plenty of tourists to the Kingdom in the next few years. Starwars

It has already been revealed that the cast and crew are already filming in Kerry but it seems that the entire world has fallen in love with a truly beautiful part of Ireland set on the iconic Wild Atlantic Way. May the 4th be with you.


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