Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Towel Day: May 25th!

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Towel Day is an annual tribute to Douglas Adams, author of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy .   In 2001, after Adams' passing, his fans wanted to organize some kind of celebration in his honor, and after its initial success, it became an annual event. Hence, on that day, fans everywhere carry a towel in his honor. 

Why a towel?
According to the guide "a towel ... is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly, it has great practical value.... More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value."

Want to get involved?
  • Help get the word out through social media (#towelday).
  • Inform the good people at towleday.org about events you organize, and they'll announce them on the site.
  • Carry a towel everywhere on Towel Day!