Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute to the author Douglas Adams by his fans. World Towel Day 2021 marks the 43rd anniversary of the first BBC broadcast of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1978).
Towel Day on May 25 is an annual holiday made to celebrate author Douglas Adams by his fans. Adams composed the classic sci-fi novel, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” This day was coordinated in memory of him after he suffered a sudden heart attack at 49 years old. His fans wanted to figure out how to recognize his life’s work, and after having one towel day, its success made it an annual event. On this day, fans carry towels around wherever they go.
On this day, fans transparently carry a towel with them, as depicted in Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, to show their appreciation for the books and the writer. The commemoration was first held on 25 May 2001, two weeks after Adams’ death on 11 May.
Towel Day History
In the time of calendar tributes – with days dedicated to moms, fathers, friends, doctors, and even groundhogs – May 25 is for diehard fans of Douglas Adams, the writer of the colossally famous ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’.
Also, they pay homage on this day to the sci-fi author who underlined the all-important role of a towel in the first book of the five-part series. Towel day was first celebrated on May 25, 2001, two weeks after the death of Adams at 49 years old, when a group of fans decided to honor his memory by praising the humble – yet generally fundamental – a piece of cloth.
Since then, Towel Day has become an annual tradition for his fans throughout the planet. In India, as well, Towel Day is gradually gathering ground. A Mumbai-based parlor Bartales is hosting an interactive session on May 25, welcoming individuals to wear a towel like a cape and share stories about the day they stayed standing for a reason like a ‘super hero’.
Across the world, the day is marked with pictures posted by individuals of their towels with a #TowelDay hashtag via social media. Some rabid fans go to work with their towels, host parties, and serve drinks depicted in the Hitchhiker series.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy got going as a radio series in 1978. Following its notoriety, the series was adapted into novels and TV series. It starts by describing a common day in the very mundane life of Arthur Dent. Things raise rapidly, with his home being demolished to clear a path for a bypass, and then, within minutes, the Earth being destroyed to clear a path for a hyperspace bypass.
Fortunately for Arthur, he manages to hitch a ride in the very spacecraft that destroyed the Earth.
How to celebrate Towel Day
The day is best celebrated via carrying a towel in the most obvious way possible so that individuals ask you for what reason you have it. At that point, you are to tell them concerning The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and urge them to get a copy of the book. If you haven’t read the book yourself, today is an amazing day to get your own copy.
You could likewise get the rest of the books in the series. Other media identified with The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy that you could appreciate incorporate the radio series, the TV series, or the film.
Events occurring throughout the planet on the day are listed on the holiday’s website. You could check there for an event to join in or organize your own event. Make a Facebook page or site page for your event, and send an email to have your event listed on the holiday’s website. A few ideas for activities at your event could incorporate a toast to Douglas Adams or the watching of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Visit the day’s Facebook page to post pictures from events you join in or pictures of yourself carrying a towel. Alternate ways you could celebrate the day incorporate joining ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha, which is an appreciation society for the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, or donating to certain charities that Douglas Adams supported, like Save the Rhino and The Gorilla Organization.
Towel Day 2021
Obviously, the Covid-19 pandemic has constrained events online, albeit that likewise makes every more accessible any place you may be.
In the UK, over eight hours of celebrations – including stand-up, readings, and a quiz – have been arranged, beginning at 1.30 pm, and run related to Save The Rhino International.
Adams was passionate about wildlife and in 1985 traveled the world, searching out endangered species, bringing about the Last Chance To See BBC radio series. He became a founder patron of Save the Rhino in 1994, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in rhino costume in the same year.
Different events around the work incorporate a book reading from New York at 10:10:10am local time (3.10 pm BST) as that matches with the significant number 42 in binary, and a bad Vogon poetry contest from Turku, Finland.
Towel Day started on May 25, 2001, two weeks to the day after Adams died aged 49, after an exercise at a gym in California.