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Star Wars Days (Revenge of the Fifth)

"Your Tartan is no match for the power of the Dark Side!"

~ Darth Vader at the Highland Games at the Tattoine Tattoo

Oh, really, Lord Vader? Pit your tartan against those of the notorious villains from the Star Wars universe. Or perhaps you’re feeling more aligned with your own dark side on this special double celebration of Star Wars Days—May 4th ("May the Fourth be with you") and May 5th ("Revenge of the Fifth")! This Dark Side tartan, crafted by a prolific tartan designer, channels the essence of the saga with its meaningful palette: Black represents the dark side of the Force and Vader’s armor; Peroxide White, with a broad band for the 501st Legion, Vader's Fist, and a slim band symbolizing the lingering light in Vader’s heart; Scarlet echoes the hue of Vader’s lightsaber blade; Balmoral Blue recalls Anakin’s blade; and Gold signifies the corruption of the Sith, evident in their yellow eyes. Meanwhile, the English sunglass retailer Shade Station has crunched the numbers on what Darth Vader’s suit would cost to construct in reality—an astounding $18.3 million. Given that, splurging on a matching kilt seems justifiable. No wonder he was tempted by the dark side! ⚫ 🎥 🍿 🚀 ⭐

 "May the Fourth be with you!" ("May the Force be with you") and the follow-on day, May 5th, "Revenge of the Fifth" (Revenge of the Sith) we have the unofficial, but fearsome tartan "Lord Vader" (Star Wars) as part of a series of tartan tributes to the dark and light side of the Force and characters from the Star Wars Universe.

This epic American space-opera media franchise created by George Lucas began with the eponymous 1977 film and quickly became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon.  Its universal themes, focusing on the struggle between democracy and dictatorship as well as elements of historical philosophical and religious elements continue to resonate.

Apocryphally, the fourth of May became Star Wars Day as a result of an indirect Star Wars movie reference first used on May 4, 1979, the day Margaret Thatcher took office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.  An online news article from the Danish public broadcaster stated that her political party, the Conservatives, placed a congratulatory advertisement in The London Evening News, saying "May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations."

This particular tartan is catalogued as:

"Your Tartan is no match for the power of the Dark Side," and uses the following colours:

Black: For the dark side of the Force and Vader's armor

Peroxide White: The larger band is for the 501st, Vader's Fist.  

The thin band is for the light side that still lies in Vader's heart 

Scarlet: For the blade of Vader's lightsaber 

Balmoral Blue: For the memory of Anakin's blade 

Gold: The corruption of the Sith, evidenced by yellow eyes 

Lord Vader (Star Wars) is one of several Star Wars tribute tartans designed by ZenMonkee in Scotweb, including:

- Protocol Droid

- Dogobah Dweller 

- Astromech 

- Vader's Fist 

- Jabba's Prisoner  

- Clan Solo  

- Grandmaster Skywalker 

- Let the Wookie Win

For a humorous audio clip "What if Darth Vader came fae Fife?" click Lord Vader's kilted Stormtroopers!

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