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June 15: National Kiss a Wookiee Day

    June 15 National Kiss a Wookiee Day

    We love Chewbacca so we can hardly wait for June 15th every year. It’s National Kiss a Wookiee Day! We tell you how to celebrate & have a recipe for Kiss a Wookie popcorn to go with your Star Wars movie.

    In case you didn’t know, Wookiees are a species from the Star Wars universe. The most famous Wookiee is Chewbacca, Han Solo’s co-pilot and friend. Want to know the whole story about Wookiees? Here is it in 2 1/2 minutes. Then you’ll know why there needs to be a day dedicated to “remembering, honoring and smooching all the Wookiees in our life.”

    Wookiees Explained (Canon) - Star Wars Explained
    sad wookie need a kiss

    Sometimes Wookiees are sad.

    They need a hug, and yes, even a kiss.

    Cheer up your favorite Wookie on June 15! It’s National Kiss a Wookie Day.

    See more at National Kiss a Wookiee Day on Facebook.

    How to celebrate National Kiss a Wookiee Day.

    I'd rather kiss a wookiee

    Han Solo: Afraid I was gonna leave without giving you a goodbye kiss?

    Princess Leia: I’d just as soon kiss a Wookiee.

    Han Solo: I can arrange that. You could use a good kiss.

    Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    How to find a Wookiee to kiss.

    Chewbacca Flies by Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
    • Visit The Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland in California
    • Visit the Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyworld in Florida

    Kinda cheating, but could still kiss these wookiees.

    interactive plush chewbacca

    Interactive Plush Chewbacca*

    Star Wars Ultimate co-pilot Chewie comes with his bandolier & satchel. He reacts whenever he’s in motion, and responds in the Wookiee language when he’s spoken to. He has fun facial expressions, arm-raising roars, and occasional snores. Approximately 17″ tall.

    Be a Wookiee and collect kisses.

    There are lots of ways to present yourself as a Wookiee in need of a kiss.

    {super easy} If you have long brown hair, brush it forward over your face to look like a big, hairy humanoid species like a Wookiee.

    be a wookiee on national kiss a wookiee day
    Wookie Chewbacca Robe Amazon

    There’s a plush robe that’s soft and cosy, but doubles as a Chewbacca costume.

    Soft and warm, this lightweight fleece robe features embroidered designs, including an applique bandolier.

    One pocket looks like Chewie’s bag.

    Comes with slippers.

    Unisex robe available on Amazon in these sizes:

    And then there are Wookiee t-shirts, perfect for wearing on National Kiss a Wookiee Day. From Amazon.

    You probably won’t kiss a Wookiee on the screen, but you should really watch Chewbacca in your favorite Star Wars movie today.

    Here is a 7 minute synopsis of all the Star Wars movies so far. Again, you’ll see why we need a National Kiss a Wookie Day to “remember, honor and smooch all the Wookiees in our life.”

    The Star Wars Saga in 7 Minutes

    And of course you need to snack on Kiss a Wookiee Popcorn while you watch.

    They are so wonderful you’ll be asking for s’more.

    Little popcorn clusters with mini chocolate chips, miniature marshmallows and mini Wookies.

    If you can find it near you, substitute a package of Joe’s Tasty Travels S’mores Mix for the marshmallows and chocolate chips. (Walmart)

    Joe's tasty travels smores mix
    Kiss a wookiee popcorn

    Kiss a Wookiee Popcorn

    Course: SnacksCuisine: American
    Servings

    20

    pieces
    Prep time

    20

    minutes
    Calories

    250

    kcal

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine

    • 1/2 cup corn syrup

    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

    • 10 cups freshly popped popcorn

    • 1 package (10 1/2 ounces) miniature marshmallows

    • 2 cups mini graham cookies (teddy bears)

    • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

    Directions

    • Combine brown sugar, butter and corn syrup in medium saucepan. Cook over high heat for five minutes; remove from heat and stir in baking soda.
    • Combine popcorn and marshmallows in large bowl. Pour sugar mixture over popcorn to coat.
    • Gently stir in graham cookies and chocolate chips.
    • Spread mixture evenly into greased 15-by-10-inch pan. Let cool completely, then break into pieces. Store in airtight container.
    Source

    Recipe and photo courtesy of The Popcorn Board

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