What is Towel Day?
I’m surprised that you have to ask. Although if you are a Douglas Adams fan – and in particular a devoteé of the amazing Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy – you are very familiar with Towel Day.
The Guide is a fictional (um, obviously) handbook for those who are hitching their way through space and everything that entails.
Should you ever find yourself hitchhiking in the galaxy (and you never know) then you’ll find the Guide invaluable.
Author Douglas Adams died before his time as he was only forty nine when he died of a heart attack in 2001. This was on May 11th. But fans decided that two weeks later, the 25th., should be designated as Towel Day.
After all, who else has written with such eloquence about the humble towel? Towel Day is now celebrated worldwide (possible galaxy-wide, who knows?)
Here’s what the book has to say about the essential towel:
Towel Day is celebrated on May 25th.
Want to revisit Douglas Adams’ amazing books? Here’s the link you need:
“You know,” said Arthur, “it’s at times like this, when I’m trapped in a Vogon airlock with a man from Betelgeuse, and about to die of asphyxiation in deep space that I really wish I’d listened to what my mother told me when I was young.”
“Why, what did she tell you?”
“I don’t know, I didn’t listen.”