Not such a long time ago, in a galaxy not far away, fans of an epic science fiction franchise gathered together in order to celebrate a holiday with one of the most pun-filled catchphrases on the planet. This is, of course,"Star Wars," and the phrase in question comes from the traditional farewell of the Jedi. Spanning over four decades and eight Movies thus far, George Lucas' universe is beloved by scores of fans worldwide. From movies that tell the backstory of major characters, such as the new Han Solo film that will be released later this month, to a new open-world video game that was recently hinted at [VIDEO], it's doubtful this series will go away anytime soon, and that in itself is amazing.

In honor of the day, here's a glimpse of some of the best posts from Hollywood on social media.

Mark Hamill

Never one to deny his roots, actor Mark Hamill reached out on Twitter in his typical humorous way, choosing to simply tweet "May The Fourth Be With [YOUR NAME HERE]." He also went the humanitarian route, tweeting a plug for the charity Star Wars: Force for Change: "ROAR for a Great Cause! ROAR for fun! ROAR just for the hell of it! And May The ROARS Be With Us ALL! #RoarForChange #MayThe4thBeWithYou."

A word from an Ewok

Warwick Davis was only a child when he was cast as Wicket the Ewok in "Return of the Jedi," but he was a fan beforehand, and that does not seem to have faded with time. He tweeted, "Happy #StarWarsDay! To quote Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Force is '...an energy field created by all living things.

It surrounds us & penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.' #MayThe4thBeWithYou Today, let’s acknowledge the Force, connect with each other & bring peace to OUR galaxy."

This droid's tweets are golden

Anthony Daniels is best known for his role as gold protocol droid C-3PO, and he doesn't hesitate to make puns regarding that fact. On March 29th, he tweeted, "Help! Some websites require that I tick a box that confirms 'I am not a robot'. If I don't tick I cannot gain access. If I do... well you see the problem, don't you. Suggestions please but only if you are a human. Or is that being discriminatory?" Today, he chose to sound a little more in character, tweeting, "Here we go again. Another May The Fourth. Seems to happen every year. And long may it continue... with your enduring, loving support."

Acknowledgement from the Enterprise

Though there are always arguments about which franchise is the best in science fiction, the social media accounts behind CBS' next chapter in the "Star Trek" story, "Discovery," took time to give a friendly shout-out to their supposed rivals: "Happy #StarWarsDay! There's plenty of room in the universe for both.

#MayThe4thBeWithYou."

Even astronauts are fans

To add a bit of scientific credibility, even NASA decided to send a shout-out to the Rebels and Empire: "The planets in Star Wars are fictional, but we’ve actually discovered worlds outside our solar system with similar features! From planets with two suns to frozen worlds like Hoth, take a look at some of the more than 3,700 planets we’ve discovered around other stars. #MayThe4thBeWithYou." On Twitter, they opted instead to simply wish happy returns, and included a GIF of the late Carrie Fisher.

A legend speaks

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee may have taken a step back from the convention and personal appearance scene, but he took the time today to give a nod to his fellow Disney-owned franchise: "Marvel got into the Star Wars game early; in fact, the comic's 1st issue predated the movie’s debut by a month! Later that year, in Nov '77, The Marvel Comics Illustrated Version of Star Wars was released. Guess who provided the special introduction? Stan Lee. #MayThe4thBeWithYou." The two subsidiaries are on very amicable terms: the space franchise's Twitter account took the time on April 30 to congratulate Marvel on their highly successful "Infinity War" opening weekend.

All across the globe and all across pop culture, there will be Wookiees, Storm Troopers, and all sorts of others reveling in festivities today. What about tomorrow, one may ask? Why, it's Revenge of the Fifth, of course.