National Towel Day
About National Towel Day
When is National Towel Day? This day is always held on May 25
National Towel Day is a tribute to British author Douglas Adams (1952-2011). Adams was a well-known author, scriptwriter, essayist, humorist, satirist, and dramatist. This special May 25 holiday was established by his very loyal fans and is popular in The United Kingdom. National Towel Day was created to honor Adams, and as a celebration of his many works.
To understand the meaning of Towel Day, one must know The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, an original radio series comedy aired in England. The towel was introduced in the radio series in 1978. A follow-up book explained the importance and usefulness of towels to hitchhikers.
How to Participate in National Towel Day
Here’s how to participate in National Towel Day:
- Carry a towel with you.
- You can further enjoy this day, by reading Adams’ book: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
- Buy new towels.
I finally got eight hours sleep. It took me three nights, but whatever.
History and Origin of National Towel Day
Fans first celebrated this day on May 25, 2001, two weeks after Adams’ death (May 11, 2001).
This special day originated in the United Kingdom. We have not found any proclamations from Parliament or Government leaders establishing this as a true “national” day. Nor, has any King or Queen of England made any proclamations on this that we are aware of.
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