Hey there doughnut enthusiasts! Get your sweet tooth ready because it's time to celebrate National Doughnut Doughnut Day! This delightful holiday takes place on the first Friday of June each year, bringing joy to doughnut lovers all around the nation.
It's national doughnut doughnut day on the 3rd June.
Let's dive into the internet history of this delicious day, shall we? While it may seem strange to have a day dedicated to doughnuts within a day dedicated to doughnuts, there's actually a valid reason behind it. National Doughnut Doughnut Day originated from a playful internet trend that emerged in 2016, where social media users playfully added an extra 'doughnut' in the name to emphasize their love for these sugary treats.
With countless mentions online, the popularity of this quirky addition skyrocketed creating a buzz that couldn't be ignored. The internet had spoken, and it was clear that the doughnut doughnut deserved its own day of celebration.
Indulge in the joy of double doughnuts on National Doughnut Doughnut Day! Join the fun-loving celebration of everyone's favorite sweet treat.
The term 'doughnut' originated in 1847 when a ship captain's mother, Elizabeth Gregory, would make deep-fried dough for her son that included nuts in the center. She would then put these treats into a ball shape, creating what we now know as the classic doughnut. At that time, they were called 'oily cakes.'
Three years after Elizabeth Gregory's creation, the oily cakes were referred to as 'doughnuts,' as the term perfectly described their circular shape and dough-like texture. The shortened 'donut' spelling would only become popular later on.
During the 1920s, donut shops began to rise to popularity, and the Dunkin' Donuts chain was founded in the 1950s. Although the original spelling was 'doughnut,' the shorter 'donut' variation gained traction due to an advertising campaign launched by Dunkin' Donuts in the 1950s, making it the more commonly used term today.
National Doughnut Day was established in 1938 by The Salvation Army to honor the 'doughnut lassies,' female volunteers who provided soldiers with doughnuts during World War I. This day is celebrated on the first Friday of June each year, paying homage to the doughnut's history and cultural significance.
In 1993, in Cambridge, England, a massive doughnut measuring 16.7 feet in diameter and weighing over a ton was created, earning the title of the world's largest doughnut. It took 30 people to roll, cut, and fry the dough and a crane to flip it during cooking. This impressive feat showcases the worldwide adoration for doughnuts.
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