Even though there isn’t Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, or Diwali in a galaxy far, far away, that doesn’t mean Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge can’t get into the holiday spirit like the rest of the world. Disneyland.
The fictional Star War Life Day of the Day party will be celebrated along with other real-world winter holidays this season in the Outer Rim Village of the Star Wars Land Outpost Black Spire at the Theme Park from Anaheim.
The day of the life is celebrated in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland with menu items and other ways starting November 12, according to Disneyland officials.
The Day of the Life is November 17 – according to StarWars.com – so expect more details on Galaxy’s Edge celebrations to be available on the Disney Parks blog in the coming days.
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Most Star Wars fans know about Life Day through the deliciously bad “Star Wars Holiday Special” of 1978. The Day of Life – which dates back to the planet Wookiee of Kashyyyk – celebrates the life and affirmation powers of the life of the tree of life, according to StarWars.com.
Life Day food and drink will bring the seasonal celebration of the Wookiees to three Galaxy’s Edge restaurants during the holiday season that kicks off Nov. 12 at Disneyland.
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo will feature pork broth noodles with angel hair pasta, roast pork, bok choy, mushrooms, and yuzu-tomato compote in pesto-tonkotsu broth (15.49 $).
Oga’s Cantina will serve a pork skewer on bao bread with zucchini sauce, Calabrian chili compote and Za’atar spices ($ 15) as well as a Gin-Huckleberry cocktail mixed with elderflower liqueur and garnished with a hibiscus flower ($ 18).
Kat Saka’s Kettle will feature a Black Sesame Macaroon with Passion Fruit Buttercream and Sesame Praline ($ 5.49) and a Potato Pie served with a Mint Cilantro Yogurt Sauce and tikka masala spices ($ 6.79).
Galaxy’s Edge did not celebrate the Day of Life in winter 2019 after the Star Wars field opened at Disneyland and the park was closed in winter 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the Holiday season of the Day of the Life, Wookiees in traditional red dresses gather around a pruned tree and exchange gifts with loved ones.
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Life Day is a natural fit for Galaxy’s Edge. The Black Spire outpost owes its name to the petrified trees that dot the village. A young tree growing in the middle of the spaceport represents rebirth and new life. It would make perfect sense for Chewie to introduce the Kashyyyk Holiday to Batuu.
The annual celebration is filled with fireworks, festive music, and goodies like Wookiee-ookiees and Hoth chocolate. Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes, the alien house band from Mos Eisley’s canteen in the original “Star Wars” movie, are known to perform special Day of the Life concerts.
Chewbacca and Han Solo spent time with the Wookiee’s family during the 1978 TV show’s Life Day. The popular “Mandalorian” series on Disney + calls it Life Day in the opening episode.