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Happy Towel Day 2014!
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It’s May 25th — Towel Day!

In honor of the late great author Douglas Adams and his timeless classic novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, be sure to carry a towel around with you today.

There’s a lot of events happening around the world and online for this special day, so check out towelday.org to find out about all the happenings for Towel Day this year.

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Towel Day 2012
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May 25th is Towel Day!

On this great day, be sure to carry a towel around with you today in honor of the late great author Douglas Adams and his awesome book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

This international event is now celebrating its 12th anniversary with lots of stuff happening around the globe. Check out towelday.org to find out about Towel Day events.

Today’s not only a great day to carry a towel, but it’s the perfect occasion to donate one, too! For instance, if you’re in or around the Salem, MA area, Mike’s Museum is holding its second annual towel collection for the animal shelter at Front Street Coffee House. So, drop off a towel there, or to any animal shelter – they need them as much as interstellar hitchhikers do!

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Towel Day 2011
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May 25th is Towel Day!

On this great day, be sure to carry a towel around with you today in honor of the late great author Douglas Adams and his awesome book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

This international event is now celebrating its 11th anniversary with lots of stuff happening around the globe. Check out towelday.org to find out about Towel Day events. There’s also an event page on Facebook.

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Don’t Panic – Towel Day 2009
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By T. Walters

Today is a special holiday. I’m not referring to Memorial Day or Geek Pride Day (though those are special in their own rights), but Towel Day. What is Towel Day, you ask? It is the holiday observed by fans of the Douglas Adams book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

It all started in 2001 when someone on an internet forum suggested that the day two weeks after the anniversary of Douglas’ untimely death on May 11, 2001 from cardiac arrest should be turned into a holiday celebrating his life’s work. Thus, Towel Day was born.

The stipulations of the holiday vary, but it always includes the small detail of carrying around a towel for most, if not all, of the day. This is based on a passage in chapter 3 of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy that goes like this…

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