Douglas Adams
Douglas Adams, picture courtesy of Jill Furmanovsky
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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 proudly 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 and upload a picture on Facebook or Flickr (tag it "towelday" and add it to the group) or a video on YouTube.

What is happening on Towel Day 2015?

Add your event!

(this list is just starting, lots of content to be added soon)

  • The annual Towel Day Ambassador Contest is now accepting applicants for 2015. Check out its Facebook page for details.
  • We are deeply saddened by the death of Mr Pratchett passed away, what a tragic loss. If you're a Terry Pratchett fan, don't forget to "wear the lilac" on May 25th along with your towel, especially this year.
  • Travis Avery surprised us with these free Towel Day wallpapers for your computer, phone, tablet, tricorder, etc. Get them here! He made quite a collection in the past and you can find it all on his site. Thank you Travis!
  • In Frankfurt am Main, geocachers will get together for a Towel Day celebration at Brunnen zwischen Hauptwache und Konstabler (höhe Zeil 71, 60313 Frankfurt am Main). Here's the program so far: 19:42 Beginn, 20:00 Ansprache inkl. Lesung, 20:24 Das Logtuch beschreiben und TBs per Anhalter losschicken, 20:30 Fragerunde mit DER Antwort nach dem Leben, dem Universum und dem ganzen Rest, and 20:42 Gruppenfoto. More info on
  • The THREW Project is a trip to meet fans and share their celebrations. The departure will be from Innsbruck (Austria), city in which Douglas Adams found the inspiration to create his story. From there they will go to Paris (France), where the "Grand Ordre de la Serviette" is hosting the "Towel Olympics". Nijmegen (Netherlands) is the last stop before reaching the final destination: the small town of Turku (Finland), location of the oldest bad poetry contest. Join them on Facebook.
  • In Barium Springs (NC), the computer geeks at Shared Resources will be running their 2nd Annual Shared Resources Towel Day Towel Drive for Barium Springs Home for Children. Barium Springs Home for Children provides a safe home for children through group homes, therapeutic foster care and adoption program.
    Please help this drive by donating NEW bath and kitchen towels before May 25th.
    Donating couldn’t be much easier:
    • Simply tell Shared Resources that you’re interested
    • email jsanders AT sronc DOT com to schedule a pickup or plan a monetary donation to be used towards purchasing towels
    • donate money through PayPal (
    • have Amazon ship a set ( to Shared Resources
    • or drop off towels at our Shop at 21303 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius NC, 28031.
    Follow their Towel Drive progress on Facebook.
  • If you're on Facebook, please join the Towel Day 2015 event and invite all your hoopy friends!
  • A LOT MORE is coming up. Know something we don't? Mail us!

    Featured video: Towel Day 2014 in Dresden, Germany, by MiezieDD

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

    This site is not endorsed by or associated with the Douglas Adams Estate,,, ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha, Pan MacMillan, Penguin Group, Hyperion Books, Flickr, YouTube or any other organisation. It is run by a bunch of Douglas Adams loving ape descendants who thought it was a shame that this domain was parked, and bought it. They are not liable for any incorrect information - the information on this site is provided in good faith, but may be inaccurate. Don't panic.
    info at towelday dot org

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