Towel Day 2013

Towel Day: A Tribute to Douglas Adams

Towel Day is observed globally and is dedicated to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001). It is an annual celebration on 25th of May as a tribute to the author.

Importance of Towel Day:

As the name suggests, towels are the most well-known symbols on this day carried by fans of the author Douglas Adams in his honor.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Adams' most famous comic science fiction series refers that a towel is the most important and useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.

ccordingly, this occasion is celebrated to express the significance of towels and their appreciation for the great books written by him. 

In the year 2001 the first tribute was observed, two weeks soon after passing away of Adams on 11 May 2001.

What do people do?

Though Douglas Adams will be missed by his fans around the world but fans would arrange and participate in get-together over drinks, party, movie viewing, book reading, exposition, and concert and so on. The most popular activities conducted on this Towel Day are displaying the towels in public, towel flash mobs, and towel competitions. Few individuals meet annually to recite from The Hitchhiker's Guide in order to enjoy the great comedy or watch the 2005 film version.

To promote the Towel Day, Chris Campbell and his friends registered the website towelday.org in order to remind people to bring their towels. Towel Day was an immediate success and many fans sent in pictures of themselves with their towels.

Pay tribute to this genius on Towel Day, carry a towel. Everywhere!