What is the answer to the question of life, the universe and everything? Don’t Panic if you notice your colleagues and friends carrying towels around with them today. It’s not because they’ve gone crazy. It’s just Towel Day.
And the answer to the question, the ultimate question is 42.
Towel day is being celebrated around the world with various events according to TowelDay.org. The site features a list of events being held in honour of Adams such as a “Vogon Poetry Slam” session in the UK.
The day also coincides with “Geek Pride Day” a commemoration of the first Star Wars film, A New Hope‘s release on 25 May 1977.
It’s pretty much safe to say it’s a big day for geeks every where.
Don’t Panic! It’s just #towelday. Wear your terry to remember Doug. #42 /gg
— O’Reilly Media (@OReillyMedia) May 25, 2012
Don’t Panic. #HappyTowelDay ^___^
— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) May 25, 2012
— MTV Geek (@MTVGeek) May 25, 2012
Happy Towel Day!!! Don’t panic! Time to grab a pan galactic gargle blaster!!
— Benji la Bonj (@la_bonj) May 25, 2012
One user noted that this year’s Towel Day holds special numeric significance:
— Twisst ISS alerts (@twisst) May 25, 2012