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Celebrate Star Wars Life Day with Disney
We’re only a week away from Thanksgiving here in the U.S., but in the Star Wars galaxy, today marks a special holiday … Life Day.
In that galaxy far, far away, this is traditionally the day Wookiees come together with their loved ones to celebrate family, friendship, joy and harmony. They began celebrating the holiday thousands of years ago on their home planet of Kashyyyk, and continued to mark the day as they traveled to and settled on other planets. In a gesture of peaceful defiance, they even maintained this tradition through the dark days of the Galactic Empire.
Following the fall of the Empire and the Wookiees’ subsequent liberation, Life Day took on a new meaning. Inspired by the Wookiees’ courage, cultures all across the galaxy – from the Core Worlds to the Outer Rim and beyond – adopted the holiday and made it their own. It’s now generally celebrated with festive décor, twinkling string lights, music, special food and more. It’s a time for everyone – regardless of your heritage – to come together as one in honor of freedom and peace, love and togetherness.
If guests would like to celebrate with their loved ones today, they can toast Life Day at Oga’s Cantina inside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland park in California. Today we’re debuting a new sampler of four favorite drinks – the Fuzzy Tauntaun, Jedi Mind Trick, Outer Rim and Yb Nub – paired with Five Blossom bread; this is a special evening treat, available beginning at 7 p.m. each night through Jan. 8, 2023.
At Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser in Florida, we’re presenting a special Life Day Orb drink in the Sublight Lounge, which is reminiscent of what here on Earth we’d call apple cider … with a kick.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida will also offer a new Disney PhotoPass Magic Shot experience where guests will appear to hold a glowing Life Day orb in their hand.
So, happy Life Day everyone! We hope everyone is able to celebrate with us, with their friends and loved ones … and maybe even a Wookiee.
Published: November 17, 2022