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National Donut Day

National Donut Day is so delicious it’s celebrated twice a year, the first Friday in June and and then again on November 5th. The celebration of the donut began in 1938 when the The Salvation Army in Chicago, honored members who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. The event was organized as a fundraiser. A doughnut is a ring-shaped fried dough and is usually rolled in sugar or topped or glazed with icing. Doughnuts can also be filled with jam, custard, or cream.

When is National Donut Day:

The first Friday in June.

June 5, 2020
June 4, 2021
June 3, 2022

Type of Holiday:

Fun. Food Holiday.

How to Celebrate the Holiday:

  • Go to your local donut retailer and get a free or discounted donut
  • Have a party where you only serve donuts
  • Bring donuts to work
  • Decorate your donuts special for this day
  • Make homemade donuts
  • Create a new flavor


  • The donut is so popular, there are several days set aside for specific types of the delicious treat. There is International Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day celebrated on June 8, National Cream-Filled Doughnut Day celebrated on September 14, National Boston Cream Pie Day observed October 23rd and buy a Doughnut Day on October 30.
  • The Salvation Army founded the day in 1938
  • Most retailers honor the donut on the first Friday in June
  • Glazed is the most popular donut in the United States, followed by chocolate glazed and Boston creme. Other popular flavors are chocolate frosting with sprinkles, jelly and powdered
  • More than 10 million donuts are sold per year
  • The largest donut ever made was 1.7 tons
  • Hanson Gregory claimed to have invented the doughnut in 1847

Popular Social Media Hashtags:

#nationaldonutday  #donutday #ilovedonuts

Other holidays celebrated in June include Father’s Day, World Blood Donor Day, Eat Your Vegetables Day, Best Friends Day and many more!!

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