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National Donut Day

Indulge your sweet tooth this National Donut Day with delicious treats, fun recipes, and awesome deals!
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It's time to get ready for a sweet treat - it's National Donut Day on the first Friday of June! This day has been celebrated since 1938 and is a great excuse to indulge in your favorite donut. The idea behind National Donut Day was created by The Salvation Army in 1938, not only to honor those that served donuts to soldiers during World War I, but also to raise much needed funds during the Great Depression. So let's all come together and celebrate this special day with some delicious donuts!

History of National Donut Day

National Donut Day Dates

National Donut Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1847</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Donut Invention</div><div class='timeline-text'>The ring-shaped donut was reportedly invented by Hanson Gregory, an American, in 1847 on board a lime-trading ship.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1917</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Donuts in War Time</div><div class='timeline-text'>Volunteers from The Salvation Army served homemade donuts to American soldiers in France during World War I, an act that boosted the popularity of donuts in the United States.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1934</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Donut Shop Chain</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first national donut chain, Krispy Kreme, opened its doors in Nashville, Tennessee, marking the beginning of nationwide donut shops.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1938</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Donut Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Salvation Army declared the first Friday of June as National Donut Day to raise funds during the Great Depression and honor their World War I volunteers.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Dunkin' Donuts Founded</div><div class='timeline-text'>The multinational donut company, Dunkin' Donuts, was founded, expanding the popularity of donuts even further.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Present Day</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Donut Varieties and Celebrations</div><div class='timeline-text'>Donuts evolved with countless flavors, styles, and sizes and National Donut Day continues to be celebrated with special promotions and new donut introductions.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Donut Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake your own donuts</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making your own donuts is not nearly as hard as it seems. All you need is flour, sugar, yeast, milk, eggs, and butter. Mix the ingredients together and then fry them in hot oil for a few minutes. Enjoy the taste of homemade donuts!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go out for donuts</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>For those who don't have time to make their own donuts, try out that new bakery that serves them. Search for Donuts on Yelp and see where your donut adventure takes you.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a donut museum</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>There are many museums dedicated to the history and art of donuts. Visit one to learn about the history of donuts, how they are made, and where they originated from.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a donut-making party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your family and friends over for a fun evening of making donuts together! Everyone can take turns adding ingredients, rolling out the dough, and frying the donuts.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a donut-making class</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Search out your local cooking school and sign up for a donut making class. You'll learn so much about making delicious donuts that you'll never want to buy store bought again.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Donut Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Donuts are delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>It's hard to deny the deliciousness of donuts. Whether it's a classic glazed, filled with cream or jelly, or topped with frosting, sprinkles or other toppings, donuts just make us happy! They're the perfect treat for any occasion and can add sweetness to any day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Donuts are customizable</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>With so many different types of donuts to choose from, you can easily customize them to suit your taste. Top them with various frostings, fillings, and decorations, and you'll have an irresistible treat that all your friends and family will love!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Donuts bring people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>What's better than enjoying a tasty donut? Enjoying it with others! National Donut Day is a great excuse to gather together for some sugary goodness and good conversation. So get together with friends, family or coworkers and celebrate everyone's favorite sweet treat!</p></div></div>

Unveiling 5 Delectable Facts for National Donut Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Donuts Represent Prosperity in Many Cultures</h3><p class='facts-content'>In many cultures, donuts are considered a symbol of prosperity and good luck due to their circular shape. This perfect roundness is seen as a sign of completeness and stability.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Donuts Have Different Names Around the World</h3><p class='facts-content'>From 'Beignets' in France to 'Bombolone' in Italy and 'Pączki' in Poland - donuts have different versions, names, and fillings in various places around the world.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>There are Over 10 Billion Donuts Made in the US Every Year</h3><p class='facts-content'>According to a report published by, approximately 10 billion donuts are made each year in the United States, revealing the widespread love for this sweet treat.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Largest Donut Ever Made Was an American Classic</h3><p class='facts-content'>The Guinness World Record for the largest donut ever made goes to The Salvation Army in Utica, New York, who made a donut weighing 1.7 tons in 1993.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>First Automated Donut Machine Was Invented in 1920</h3><p class='facts-content'>The first automated donut machine was invented by Adolph Levitt, a Russian-born immigrant in the United States, speeding up donut production and making it easier for bakeries across the country to meet demand.</p></div></div>

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