Today, May 25, is officially known as Towel Day.
This day is intended to pay tribute to the beloved author of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, Douglas Adams, whose writings have inspired a multitude of writers, painters, scientists, filmmakers, astronomers, d artists, engineers, space station astronauts and kindred spirits on all sides. It’s a special day for fans and friends to come together and celebrate Adams and the sublime madness of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide.”
To commemorate Adams on Towel Day, true fans of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” will take their towels to town and country, share personal photos with their honorary towels on social media using the hashtag #TowelDay, post iconic quotes, re-read books, raise a pint while reciting favorite lines, attend at conferences or will re-watch the BBC series or feature film from 2005.
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“A towel, says (The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy), is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.” – Douglas Adams Happy #TowelDay! Be sure to bring yours to @spacecentre today. pic.twitter.com/nZzeHad4ngMay 25, 2023
Fans of Douglas Adams’ “A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” books are a fiercely loyal and exceptionally eccentric group of intellects who relish any opportunity to pay homage to the esoteric humor and imaginative science fiction worlds created by Adams since 1979. with the publication of this seminal first novel.
SpaceX Founder and CEO Elon Musk said a briefcase and a copy of the book were on board the Tesla Roadster which was sent into orbit around the sun aboard the company’s first flight test of its Falcon Heavy Rocket. SpaceX has also previously said it plans to name the first of its many Mars colonizer ships after “Gold heart,” a spaceship in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide”.
Towel Day has been celebrated annually since May 25, 2001, two weeks after Adams died of a heart attack at age 49 on May 11, 2001.
Adams was born March 11, 1952, in Cambridge, England, to become a world-renowned author, most often associated with writing “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” series of humorous science fiction books, adapted from original sound from 1978. the radio is playing. The prolific writer has also worked for the BBC and classic TV series like ‘Monty Python’ and ‘Doctor Who’.
The symbolic towel that the author’s sidekicks proudly sport or carry today dates back to the official “Hitchhiker’s Guide,” which considers the simple utilitarian object “just about the most massively useful thing a interstellar hitchhiker can transport”.
The Practical Galactic Encyclopedia also considers the logical logic of non-hitchhikers for their sensible conclusions that “every man who can travel the length and breadth of the galaxy, brutalize it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win and always knows where his briefcase is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.”
Wherever and however you choose to celebrate, we wish you a Happy Towel Day!