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Towel Day is an annual celebration on the 25th of May, as a tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001). On that day, fans around the universe carry a towel in his honour.

I love Douglas Adams! How can I get involved?

  • Help spread the word about Towel Day (#towelday): tweet, blog, post in forums, share a link in Facebook, make art, etc.

  • Tell us about events you organize on Towel Day, and we will announce them here!

  • On Towel Day, carry a towel. Where? Everywhere.

  • Proudly show the world you've observed Towel Day! You can post your picture and watch others' on the Facebook page or in the Flickr group. Videos are cool there too, as well as on YouTube.

What is happening on Towel Day 2019?

This list is just starting. Please mail us and we will add your event!


  • In Stuttgart, the Carl-Zeiss Planetarium offers free admission to the 15:00 and 16:30 screenings for all visitors who carry a towel on May 25th, 2019. Non-towelers are charged the regular admission fee for planetarium shows. Paper towels or other provisional gear are not accepted. A limited supply of adequately designed "Don't-Panic-towels" is offered for sale at the planetarium (no obligation to buy). The address of the Planetarium is Willy-Brandt-Str. 25, 70173 Stuttgart. More info
  • In Rotterdam, the usual suspects get together for the fifth edition of their Towel Day/Glorious Revolution event, which will feature Pangalactic Gargle Blasters, Vogon Poetry Contest, Dwarfish Battle Bread Battle, Elvish Impersonation Contest, Dirk Gently's Holistic Treasure Hunt and much, much more! Prizes galore! "For truth, justice, freedom, reasonably priced love, and a hard boiled egg!" Bring a towel, wear the lilac. In honour of Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett. Details and RSVP on Facebook
  • In Cambridge, you can attend the Sit Down for Towel Day Talks, a ticketed event, from 16:00 - 18:00 in The Blue Moon, Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LF. Hear friends, colleagues and experts talk about Douglas and his works. For tickets join the Stand Up for Towel Day Facebook group, where you'll find details.
  • Also in Cambridge, there's the annual stand up comedy gig Stand Up for Towel Day, a ticketed event, from 20:00 - 22:30 in The Blue Moon, Norfolk Street, CB1 2LF. See which comedians, slam poets, writers and other hoopy froods perform comedic material in an homage to the late, great, DNA. For tickets join the Stand Up for Towel Day Facebook group, where you'll find details.

Know something we don't? Please mail us!

Looking for inspiration for your Towel Day celebration?
Check out what other hoopy froods have come up with in het past

Thank you for being part of this & always remember: DON'T PANIC

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