Saturday, May 25, 2024

National Towel Day Holiday Review

Towel Day is held each year on May 25. It was created by fans in 2001 to honor Douglas Adams (d. 5/11/2001). 

A stack of towels

According to the author’s book “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, a towel is the most important item a hitchhiker can carry.

“... any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the Galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through and still know where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with."

Celebrating Towel Day

Fans of Douglas Adams’ book and its philosophy about towels, will enjoy Towel Day. Otherwise, towels are important in daily life and come in many forms.

There are bath towels and beach towels, dish towels, hand towels and tea towels.

To properly celebrate National Towel Day, let's look at a few examples of towels, that absorbent cloth used for drying.  

Kinds of Towels

Bath Towels

Used to dry the entire body after a bath or shower. The best bath towel is one that is 100% cotton. Super luxury towels are those made of Egyptian Cotton. Pima Cotton and organic cotton are also superior types of cotton used in luxury towels. 

Interesting note about those lovely soft towels hotels and resorts use ~ they are always 100% cotton (which makes them wonderfully absorbent) and always in the color white. White has an associated luxurious charm.  White color also co-ordinates well with the decor of hotels.

Beach Towels

Used for going to the beach. Usually very colorful and they come in many designs.

Staying with our Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy theme, this galaxy beach towel is a fun choice for Hitchhiker fans. Other fans will know immediately what the number 42 / Don't Panic means!

Kitchen Towels

Used to dry dishes and wipe up spills in the kitchen. Kitchen towels are also known as dish towels (and are called tea towels in the U.K. 

Hand Towels

Used to dry your hands. Hand towels are the perfect accessory for the kitchen and the bathroom. They are extremely handy hanging near the sink.


Towels, in addition to being the most important item a galaxy ‘hitchhiker’ can carry, are absolutely essential to every household. One can never have too many towels, as they have so many different uses. 

National Towel Day
May 25

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  1. Towels are definitely a necessity! I just commented this week that my bath towels are getting ragged and needed to be replaced, so I added them to my birthday wish list. I do love soft, absorbent towels in both the kitchen and the bathroom. Happy National Towel Day!

  2. I’m a huge Douglas Adams fan, so I love this holiday! Getting a fresh set of high quality towels for the bathroom is always a treat.

  3. My anniversary is towel day, who knew! lol - Actually I'd take new towels for my anniversary haha!

  4. I love towels, thick and cushy (my word) bath towels especially. If you saw my linen closet you'd see that I have towels in every possible color. For bathing I love using beach towels to dry myself off and they are so colorful and big enough to wrap myself totally! Now I have the holiday to celebrate all those towels too! Thanks Pat Austin for adding a new celebration to my calendar!


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