May the 4th…. or May the force be with you :)

May the 4th…. or May the force be with you :)

Today we are celebrate the STAR WARS DAY!!!! Do you know why today? It’s because the “May the fourth” rhymes with the famous quote from the saga “May the force be with you”.

Apparently, this phrase was also used when Margaret Thatcher became the Prime minister of the UK on May 4th, 1979, and it sounded like this: May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations! (this phrase was also used in a defence debate in the UK Parliament 15 years later).

May 4th became so popular among the fans of LucasFilm and they continued playing with the dates and finally converted May 5th into Revenge of the Fifth (making a reference to a play entitled Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith) when they join the Dark Side.

 

I must admit I’m not a great fan of Star Wars but I do respect their followers (my family, friends and of course STUDENTS included).

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MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU THEN!!!!

HAPPY EARTH DAY!!!

HAPPY EARTH DAY!!!

On the 22nd of April annually, people celebrate the EARTH DAY by demonstrating support for environmental protection (more information here). Around 200 countries organize various events and you can also listen to the Earth Day Anthems.  There are two of them, one written by an Indian poet and diplomat Abhay Kumar, which was translated into eight languages, and the other is the official European Union anthem to the melody of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” yet with different lyrics.

Take a look at the two anthems and choose your favourite:

  1. Our cosmic oasis, cosmic blue pearl
    the most beautiful planet in the universe
    all the continents and the oceans of the world
    united we stand as flora and fauna
    united we stand as species of one earth
    black, brown, white, different colours
    we are humans, the earth is our home.
    Our cosmic oasis, cosmic blue pearl
    the most beautiful planet in the universe
    all the people and the nations of the world
    all for one and one for all
    united we unfurl the blue marble flag
    black, brown, white, different colours
    we are humans, the earth is our home.

 

 

2. Joyful joyful we adore our Earth in all its wonderment

Simple gifts of nature that all join into a paradise
Now we must resolve to protect her
Show her our love throughout all time
With our gentle hand and touch
We make our home a newborn world
Now we must resolve to protect her
Show her our love throughout all time
With our gentle hand and touch

We make our home a newborn world

 

 

HAPPY EARTH DAY!!!