Towel Day was probably officially started on May 25th 2010 in recognition of and tribute to Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. If you’ve read The Guide you’ll know that Ford Perfect and Arthur Dent carry their towels everywhere, and they come to good use too.
I’ll be honest, I only discovered Towel Day on May the 24th 2012. I’m ashamed because I consider myself a Douglas Adams fan and lover of The Guide. The Guide, although a comedy, is a great lashing of humanity and its perceived superiority in the world. This is what I loved most about the books. Everyone should read them to stay grounded. Here’s an explanation of why the towel and Towel Day is so important:
Always know where your towel is.