First Friday in June is National Donut Day

National Donut Day

First Friday in June

National Donut Day is celebrated on the first Friday in June annually. During World War I the Salvation Army dispatched over 250 women to France’s front lines to deliver food to the soldiers. The women noticed that it was very easy to fry up donuts in army helmets and that the shape of the helmet allowed them to fry up to seven donuts at a time.

Twenty years later, in 1938, as the Salvation Army wanted to raise awareness and money about the causes they support so they decided to create a National Donut Day to honor the women who fried up and delivered those donuts to troops. Thus, National Donut Day was born.

By The Salvation Army Chattanooga -, Public Domain,
By The Salvation Army Chattanooga

Later, they made history by introducing this new treat to the United States when the “Doughboys” returned from war. The Salvation Army celebrated the first National Doughnut Day in 1938 in the city of Chicago as a way to honor Salvation Army “doughnut lassies” from World War I.

So we are guessing you know how to celebrate National Donut Day!

  1. Eat a donut.
  2. Give a donation to Salvation Army.

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