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Star Wars fans in Taiwan mark ‘May the 4th’ in costumes

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Taiwanese Star Wars fans dressed in their favourite characters walk the streets of downtown Taipei to celebrate ‘May the 4th’ — a commemorative day for the fans of the sci-fi film because of the pun on the movie’s catchphrase “May the Force be with you.” Now in its seventh year, the annual event went ahead despite an upsurge of COVID-19 infections as the island learns to live with the virus. Facial mask in public areas, however, remains mandatory. “It took me a month to make the costume,” says one participant dressed as a Tusken Raider.

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