National Donut Day
During WWl, the Salvation Army lassies, handed out fresh donuts to the homesick soldiers based in the trenches in France. National Donut Day was established in 1938 to commemorate the Salvation Army "donut girls" who so lovingly made and delivered donuts to those in the armed forces.
Celebrate National Donut Day
The first Friday in June is considered National Donut Day. So get out your dough fryer to make your own tasty doughnuts or visit one of the many donut shops for a delicious treat in celebration of this fun holiday! Check with your local Dunkin Donut or Krispy Creme bakery to see what specials they have on this very scrumptious celebration. Many of them offer FREE donuts on National Donut Day!
For the love of donuts
Donuts have come a long way since WWI. Now donuts come in many delicious kinds of ways:
- Blueberry Cake
- Jelly Filled
- Chocolate, Vanilla or Strawberry Frosted
- Apple Fritters
- Toasted Coconut
- Chocolate Glazed
What a great way to start the summer! Celebrate this delicious holiday with your favorite donut!
How to make donuts
Watch this video on how to make donuts at home. It is easy and fun!
Fun Donut Facts
- The first donut machine was invented 1920, in New York, by Adolph Levitt
- In France, donuts are called "pets de nonne" or "nun's farts."
- More than 10 billion donuts are made in the US each year
- The U.S. Donut industry is worth $3.6 billion
- The average glazed donut has 200 calories