According to the National Day Calendar, today, Friday, June 2nd, is National Doughnut (Donut) Day.
Every year, on the first Friday of June, people all over celebrate National Doughnut Day.
For those who don’t know the history of doughnuts, it all began in the early 1900’s. The original “Salvation Army Doughnut” was served by the ladies of the Salvation Army. It was believed that home cooked foods, such as donuts, provided a “morale boost” to the troops during WWI. So, using the soldier’s helmets as bowls, the ladies baked doughnuts.
National Doughnut Day was created by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers. Originally, this day began as a fundraiser. However, over the years, it has become very popular to celebrate.
Who doesn’t love donuts? You can celebrate this day by enjoying your favorite donuts. Be sure to use #NationalDonutDay or #NationalDoughnutDay when sharing on social media.
Written by: Abby Hendricks