On May 25, Celebrate Your Geek Pride!

May 25 is a triple day of celebration for those of us who tend to be a little more obsessed with science, math or popular culture.

Geek Pride Day is timed to commemorate the release of the first “Star Wars” film on May 25, 1977.  Originally celebrated in Spain and spread via the Internet, it is now marked by science fans and communities around the world.

The Glorious Revolution of the Twenty-Fifth of May is recognized by fans of author Terry Pratchett and his Discworld fantasy novels, in which the world is supported on the backs of four elephants who stand on the back of a giant turtle.  Celebrants are urged to wear lilac and hard-boiled eggs, as well as to spread awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Finally, May 25 is Towel Day, a celebration of author Douglas Adams and his science fiction classic, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”  Commemorated two weeks after the author’s death, celebrants are urged to carry around a towel, “the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.”

But most important, “Don’t panic.”


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