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Towel Day – May 25th

In honor of Douglas Adams, the author of The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, devoted fans carry a towel with them every May 25th.  Why?  Because, A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.

Douglas Adams died on May 11th 2001. Two weeks after his death, fans organized a memorial for him on May 25th.  Every year since, fans have celebrated Towel Day on May 25th.  A few radical factions want to switch the day of recognition to a date with more meaning, but the meaningless of May 25th fits in with the absurdity and randomness that influenced the universe created by Douglas Adams.


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