Literary Holidays: Happy Towel Day!

original image from freedigitalphotos.net

original image from freedigitalphotos.net

Greetings, and a happy Towel Day to you! What is Towel Day, you ask? It’s one of my favorite sorts of holidays — the book nerd sort! May 25 is the birthday of the late Douglas Adams, author of the cult sci-fi classic Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. In these books, the utility of a towel for intergalactic travelers is stressed, so in honor of Adams, fans carry a towel around with them for the day. Constant vigilance and all that. (Yes, I know that’s Mad-Eye Moody and not an Adams character — or it is Barty Crouch, Junior? It’s been bugging me for over a year that I can’t recall whether or not that catchphrase was Moody’s first. I use it all the time and want to know if it comes from an Auror or a Death Eater. Guess it’s time for a re-read.)

Anyway. I always seem to have no plans on Towel Day, meaning that I’m home with no reason to carry around a towel and no one but my son and husband to see it if I did. Hopefully we’ll be out and about for at least a little while today so that I’ll have a chance to “celebrate.”

In case you’re interested, here’s a handy infographic from lemon.ly with a bit more information about Towel Day.

from lemon.ly

from lemon.ly

What about you? Will you be celebrating Towel Day today? Do you have another literary holiday to share? Let me know!

2 thoughts on “Literary Holidays: Happy Towel Day!

    • That sounds like a rather fitting way to celebrate! 😉

      Sadly (or not-so-sadly), we stayed home and played in the yard, so I didn’t have an opportunity for towel-carrying. Maybe next year!

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