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"There was blaster fire over Mos Eisley. The occupation was over."
―Sheriff Cobb Vanth[4]

Following the death of Emperor Sheev Palpatine's death at the Battle of Endor, parades broke out on the desert planet Tatooine.[6] The Imperial Military also withdrew from Tatooine, ending their planetary occupation, and other celebrations broke out. Celebratory blaster fire was shot over Mos Eisley while some citizens of Mos Pelgo gathered in its cantina, cheering at a holographic recording of the destruction of the DS-2 Death Star II Mobile Battle Station. The celebration in Mos Pelgo was cut short by the arrival of the Mining Collective, taking advantage of the sudden power vacuum on Tatooine and occupying the town to be their slave camp. However, mere days later, Mos Pelgo was liberated by[4] its sheriff,[5] Cobb Vanth.[4]

Behind the scenes[]

The parades on Tatooine made its first appearance in the DVD version of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, in a redone sequence for the ending of the film, showing the Galaxy celebrating Emperor Palpatine's death.[1]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
  2. The events of the riot in Monument Plaza on Coruscant are depicted as taking place at the same time as the Rebellion's celebration on Endor in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. Shattered Empire 1 establishes the Pathfinders' assault on an Imperial outpost as taking place the day after the celebration. As such, we can deduce that it takes place after the riot.
  3. This event takes place during Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the events of Return of the Jedi in 4 ABY.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 The-Mandalorian-logo.png The Mandalorian – "Chapter 9: The Marshal"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Aftermath
  6. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi junior novelization