May 25, 2017

May 25, Towel Day

Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute to Douglas Adams. The commemoration was first held 25 May 2001, two weeks after Adams’ death. Some fans registered the domain name and it was an immediate success.

In May 2010 an online petition was created asking Google to recognize Towel Day with either a Google Doodle or by returning search results in the Vogon language for a day. Although 5,373 signatures were collected Google has not done either, as far as I can tell.

On Towel Day 2015, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti sent a “Towel Day Greeting” and read aloud a sample from The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy from the International Space Station.

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