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Towel Day

May 25

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An event every year that begins at 00:00 on day 25 of May, repeating indefinitely

“A towel, [The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy] says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-boggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.”

― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

When:

May 25

Where:

Everywhere

First occurrence:

2001

Hashtags:

#TowelDay

 

Created by:

A fan made tribute to the author Douglas Adams
who wrote the radioplay, book series and later TV series and movie
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy“.

How to attend:

Wear a towel. Never forget your towel.
And on no account allow a Vogon to read poetry at you.
If you also celebrate Wear the Lilac Day you can wear a lilac towel.

 

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Date:
May 25
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