– A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Towel Day was first celebrated in 2001, two weeks after Douglas Adams’ death at age 49. Today, the celebration has gone global with participants worldwide (check here for a partial list of activities). There’s only one requirement for today: carry/wear a towel. Of course, lots of people also celebrate by reading a book by Adams, watching the Hitchiker’s movie, having a party, or just saying geeky quotes all day long!
The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.
There is no speech or language
where their voice is not heard.
Most Towel Day participants may also want to join in for International Geek Pride Day. Thirty-five years ago today (May 25, 2012) “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” was first released. International Geek Pride Day celebrates Star Wars and all things “geeky” (you can check here for celebration ideas!).