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National Doughnut Week

Indulge in the sweet delight of National Doughnut Week! It's the perfect excuse to enjoy a doughnut (or two) every day.
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May 18
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Introduction

Let's sprinkle some sweetness into our lives with National Doughnut Week starting on May 18! Mark your calendars, as this is the week that we formally pay homage to this sweet, fluffy, and totally irresistible circular pastry that has been making our taste buds dance with joy since the 19th century. Originating in the United States, doughnuts have transformed and taken on different forms across the globe. Whether you're a fan of the classic ring doughnut, sugar-dusted, filled, or the ever-so-popular glazed variety, this week provides the perfect opportunity to indulge without guilt. Let's celebrate the sugary goodness that has brought sheer delight to people all over the world for centuries!

History of National Doughnut Week

National Doughnut Week Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origin of Doughnuts</div><div class='timeline-text'>Towards the end of the eighteenth century, doughnuts, namely olykoeks or "oily cakes", made their way to America with Dutch settlers.</div></div></div><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'>Creation of Ring Doughnuts</div><div class='timeline-text'>American sailor Hanson Gregory claimed to have invented the ring-shaped doughnut by punching a hole in the center with the ship's tin pepper box.</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 Doughnut Chain</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation was founded by Vernon Rudolph, setting up the stage for doughnut chains in the United States.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1989</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Start of Doughnut Week UK</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Doughnut Week started in the UK as a fundraiser event for children’s charities by baker Christopher Freeman.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2001</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Doughnut Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Doughnut Day, celebrated on the first Friday of June, was established by The Salvation Army in Chicago to honor the "Donut Lassies" who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Doughnut Week

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Bake your own doughnuts</h3><p class='facts-text'>Make a special memory in the kitchen by baking your own doughnuts at home. Experiment with flavors, fillings, and toppings to create your very own signature doughnut.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Embark on a doughnut tour</h3><p class='facts-text'>Take the week to visit local bakeries and doughnut shops. Discover the diverse varieties each shop offers and find your new favorite doughnut..</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Host a doughnut tasting party</h3><p class='facts-text'>Invite friends and family for a fun-filled doughnut tasting party. Ask each guest to bring a different kind of doughnut, then feast on the sugary goodness together.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Donate doughnuts</h3><p class='facts-text'>Spread the sweet joy of National Doughnut Week by donating boxes of doughnuts to a local charity, school, hospital, or law enforcement station.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Throw a doughnut themed party</h3><p class='facts-text'>Celebrate the week with a doughnut themed party. Have doughnut decor, doughnut-shaped balloons and party games related to doughnuts.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Doughnut Week

<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'>Unleashes Our Creativity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you're baking your own doughnuts at home or organizing a doughnut-themed party, National Doughnut Week sparks creativity. From the wide variety of flavors, fillings, and toppings, to decor and doughnut games, this week encourages us to get inventive.</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'>Introduces Us to New Varieties</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>This sweet week serves as a passport to the world of doughnuts as we embark on doughnut tours around local bakeries and shops. It's a chance to explore new flavors, styles, and find our next favorite treat.</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'>Spreads Happiness</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Doughnuts are synonymous with joy and what's better than spreading this sweetness during National Doughnut Week? Through donations to local charities or sharing them with friends at a tasting party, this holiday brings cheer to everyone involved.</p></div></div>

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