National Dognut Day

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Welcome to the wonderful world of National Donut Day! Prepare to have your taste buds tingling and your sweet tooth aching as we dive into the history and deliciousness of this National Day.

When is Dognut Day?

It's national dognut day on the 3rd June.

The Internet History of National Donut Day

Did you know that National Donut Day has a long and tasty history dating back to World War I? It all started in 1917 when The Salvation Army embarked on a mission to lift the spirits of U.S. soldiers stationed in France. These amazing soldiers, known as 'Lassies', would fry piping hot donuts for the troops to boost morale and bring a smile to their faces. This act of kindness and deliciousness soon became a cherished tradition, and National Donut Day was born.

Fast forward to the present day, and National Donut Day has become a beloved celebration of these delectable treats. People all around the country gather together to indulge in glazed, sprinkled, and jelly-filled donuts, each bite taking them on a journey of pure delight.

The Magic of National Donut Day

There's something truly magical about a donut. It's like a round, sweet hug that warms your heart and satisfies your cravings. Whether you prefer the classic simplicity of a glazed donut or you're an adventurous soul who can't resist a maple bacon donut, National Donut Day is the perfect excuse to indulge in these irresistible treats.

Donut enthusiasts from all walks of life celebrate this day with gusto. Families gather together to enjoy donuts as a delicious breakfast treat, friends surprise each other with boxes of donuts as gestures of love and appreciation, and co-workers bond over shared platters of these edible delights. National Donut Day truly brings people closer, one sugary bite at a time.

History behind the term 'Dognut'


The Birth of the Word

The term 'dognut' can be traced back to the year 1809. It originated from the combination of two words: 'dog' and 'nut'. At this time, 'dognut' referred to a rounded, nut-like shape that resembled the snout of a dog.


The Culinary Transformation

In 1847, a creative baker named Elizabeth Gregory from New England started making pastries with a hole in the center. These pastries were shaped like the 'dognuts' of that time. She would fill the holes with nuts and spices, and the 'dognut' became a delicious treat for her family.


The Simplification of Spelling

Over the years, the spelling of 'dognut' evolved into 'donut'. It is believed that the simplified spelling emerged in the early 20th century when donut shops started to pop up across the United States. This new spelling made the word easier to pronounce and write, and it became more popular as a result.


The National Donut Day

In 1933, the Salvation Army established the first National Donut Day in the United States. This day was created to honor the volunteers, also known as 'Lassies,' who provided donuts to soldiers during World War I. The event helped popularize donuts even further and solidify them as a beloved American treat.


The International Donut Day

In 2003, the popularity of donuts spread worldwide when the first International Donut Day was celebrated. This day now brings people together from different countries to enjoy and appreciate the sweet and doughy goodness of donuts. It serves as a reminder of the cultural impact of this delectable treat.

Did you know?

Did you know that the largest box of donuts ever made weighed a whopping 666 pounds? That's a lot of donut love right there!


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First identified

5th June 2015

Most mentioned on

3rd June 2016

Total mentions


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