Photos: 'May the 4th' be with you at a reopened Disneyland

Jay L. Clendenin
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ANAHEIM, CA - May 03:The Tran family, from San Jose, including dad Don, Landon,1, Elyse,2 and mom Lili, wore their favorite Star Wars-themed outfits and used the force in their photo, at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA, as visitors return to the park with covid-safety restrictions in place, including the park only being at 25% capacity, Monday, May 3, 2021. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
The Tran family of San Jose — dad Don, 1-year-old Landon, 2-year-old Elyse and mom Lili — use the Force on a photographer documenting their favorite Star Wars-themed outfits. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

"May the 4th" is an unofficial holiday celebrated by Star Wars fans far and wide. The holiday was created by fans and has its roots in the film and TV series that sprang from the 1977 George Lucas film "Star Wars: A New Hope."

At Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, people are free to express their fandom among Disney's costumed employees as well as a theme park dedicated to the movies that they love. We sent our photographer Jay L. Clendenin to capture it all.

A boy in a Disneyland shirt and R2-D2 hat has a baby Yoda on his shoulder
Bryan Aguayo, 10, of Anaheim walks around Galaxy's Edge with a Grogu secured to his shoulder. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
A family raises their arms as Chewbacca poses above and behind them for a picture.
A family poses for photos with Chewbacca — at a safe (social) distance — at Galaxy's Edge. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
A woman wears a dress with an R2-D2 design.
Ashley Arewy, 11, from Irvine wears a dress honoring her favorite character. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
A girl in mouse ears watches two stormtrooper characters behind a railing.
A visitor keeps an eye on a pair of stormtroopers. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
A boy wears a "Mandalorian" T-shirt and BB-8 ears.
Henry Anchordoquy, 5, of Bakersfield shows off his BB-8 mouse ears and other Star Wars gear. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Chewbacca stands above and behind a parent and child posing for a photo
A family poses for photos with Chewbacca. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
A family poses with hands held up.
Another family demonstrates the power of the Force. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
A woman in a baby Yoda mask and shirt holds a purple lightsaber.
Jessica Ramirez of Rialto organized her outfit around her favorite Mandalorian character, Grogu. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
A man in a "Dadalorian" shirt holds a baby in a Star Wars onesie.
Self-proclaimed "Dadalorian" David Stickler carries his 8-month-old son Wesley, in a Star Wars onesie. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Evelyn Reyes wears a T-shirt with the message, "May The 4th Be With You."
Evelyn Reyes of Fontana has a perfectly on-theme T-shirt. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Four family members relax in the shade at Galaxy's Edge
A family takes a break in the shade. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.