Friday, June 05, 2009

Happy National Doughnut Day
Hubby reminded me that today is National Doughnut Day and so brought me a doughnut from Top Pot doughnuts this morning...Yum!

National Donut Day is on the first Friday of June each year. The holiday celebrates the doughnut (a.k.a "donut") — an edible, ring-shaped piece of dough which is deep-fried and sweetened. Many American doughnut stores offer free doughnuts on National Doughnut Day. In 2009, both independent doughnut shops[1] and large national franchises offered free doughnuts in the United States.

National Doughnut Day started in 1938 as a fund raiser for the Chicago Salvation Army. Their goal was to help the needy during the Great Depression, and to honor the Salvation Army "Lassies" of World War I, who served doughnuts to soldiers behind the front lines in France.


A Lewis said...

Damn did I miss out on this? Ugh...I wish I'd known earlier in the day.

Eddie said...

I had 4 donuts myself thank you very much. I actually have a Dunkin' Donuts right around the corner from my house...

Isn't NYC the best?


Anonymous said...

Interesting, I had no idea. :) Sounds like a yummy all day long celebration, at least that would be my idea! :)

Hungary Boy said...

there is a serious, in its national donut day?

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