When is Towel Day?

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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:

Douglas Adams on Amazon


Read about JAQUO writer Dreya B meeting Douglas Adams!


“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.”



Jackie Jackson, also known online as BritFlorida, is a highly experienced designer and writer. British born and now living in the USA, she specialises in lifestyle issues, design and quirky stories. You can see a wide range of articles here, or visit her website Tastes Magazine. See The Writer’s Door for more information.

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  1. I love DNA, it’s such a great loss and his work lives on. Brilliant stuff and I was lucky to meet him once too, as you’ll know. There’s hardly a week that goes by without me quoting something from Hitchhiker’s… :0)

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