National Donut Day is a sweet celebration that takes place every year on the first Friday of June. It is a day to honor the delicious doughnut and its history, as well as to enjoy some free or discounted treats from various donut shops across the country. In this blog post, we will tell you everything you need to know about National Donut Day 2023, including its date, history, significance, facts, and deals.
When is National Donut Day 2023?
National Donut Day 2023 will fall on Friday, June 2nd. It is always celebrated on the first Friday of June, which coincides with the anniversary of the Salvation Army’s Donut Lassies program during World War I.
What is the history of National Donut Day?
National Donut Day was first established in 1938 by the Salvation Army as a way to raise funds and awareness for their social services during the Great Depression. The Salvation Army had a long history of serving donuts to soldiers during World War I and World War II. In fact, they were nicknamed “Donut Lassies” or “Donut Dollies” by the troops for their efforts. The donuts were a symbol of comfort and gratitude for the soldiers who faced harsh conditions on the front lines.
What is the significance of National Donut Day?
National Donut Day is more than just an excuse to indulge in a sweet treat. It is also a day to honor the legacy of the Salvation Army and its humanitarian work around the world. The Salvation Army continues to provide food, shelter, clothing, disaster relief, and other services to millions of people in need every year. By celebrating National Donut Day, you can show your support for their mission and help them make a difference in your community.
What are some facts about donuts?
Donuts are one of the most popular pastries in America and around the world. Here are some fun facts about donuts that you may not know:
– The word “donut” comes from “doughnut”, which means “a small cake of sweetened or spiced dough fried in deep fat”.
– The first recorded mention of donuts was in an English cookbook in 1809 by Washington Irving.
– The hole in the center of donuts was invented by a sailor named Hanson Gregory in 1847. He claimed that he punched out the middle of his donuts with a pepper-box to make them cook more evenly and avoid the raw dough in the center.
– The largest donut ever made was a jelly-filled donut that weighed 1.7 tons and measured 16 feet in diameter. It was created by Utica Club in New York in 1993.
– The most donuts eaten in one sitting was 55 glazed donuts in eight minutes by Joey Chestnut in 2017.
– The most expensive donut in the world is the Golden Cristal Ube Donut from Manila Social Club in New York. It costs $100 and is made with ube (a purple yam), Cristal champagne, and 24-karat gold flakes.
What are some deals for National Donut Day 2023?
If you are looking for some free or discounted donuts on National Donut Day 2023, you are in luck! Many donut shops across the country will offer special promotions and giveaways to celebrate this occasion. Here are some of the deals that you can expect:
– Krispy Kreme: Get one free donut of your choice with no purchase necessary at participating locations. Plus, if you show your COVID-19 vaccination card, you can get an additional free Original Glazed donut as part of their ongoing offer.
– Dunkin’: Get a free classic donut with any beverage purchase at participating locations. You can choose from flavors like Boston Kreme, Glazed, Glazed Chocolate, Jelly Filled, and more.
– Tim Hortons: Get a free classic or specialty donut with any eligible purchase over $0.50 through their mobile app or online at participating locations. You can also get a chance to win free donuts for a year by scanning your app or entering online.
– Walmart: Get one free glazed donut at participating Walmart bakery departments while supplies last. Limit one per customer.
– Entenmann’s: Enter their annual Fan Flavor Challenge and Sweepstakes for a chance to win free donuts for a year and $5,000. You can also vote for your favorite fan-created flavor and get a coupon for $1 off any Entenmann product.
These are just some of the deals that you can find on National Donut Day 2023. Be sure to check with your local donut shops for more offers and discounts. And remember to enjoy your donuts responsibly and share them with your friends and family!
Happy National Donut Day! 🍩