Today is National Donut Day. I knew you would want to be aware of this before this day passed and you had to wait another ‘hole’ year (sorry for the pun) before you got to celebrate it again. I haven’t had my donut yet and even thought, for one brief insane moment, of making donuts today. But, I got over that and I think I’ll head up to our favorite donut shop, DK’s on Chapman Avenue. The donuts there are baked fresh all day and they are Yummy!
I found out some interesting facts about National Donut Day and thought I would share them with you. I know you’re curious, right? This is according to the site www.holidayinsights.com
National Donut Day is always the first Friday in June and it was started to honor the Salvation Army “Lassies” of WWI. It is also used as a fund raiser for needy causes of the Salvation Army. This is what caught my attention, since one my favorite pics of my grandmother (the Pearl in Jenny and Pearl), is of her dressed in her Salvation Army uniform.
Anyway, during WWI, Salvation Army “lassies” served in Europe on the front lines, making home cooked foods, boosting the morale of the troops. Sometimes, they cooked doughnuts in oil inside the metal helmets of American soldiers. Thus the name ‘doughboys’. These brave ladies were the only women outside of military personnel allowed to visit the front lines.
So today, on National Doughnut Day, look to see if your local doughnut shop is offering free donuts to raise funds for the Salvation Army or for another needy cause. If they are, give generously! Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme are offering free donuts today, so check it out. For my Canadian friends, ask your local Tim’s to make it a tradition!
While we are on the subject of National Days, let me share with you just a few of the other National Days coming up in June. Hey, any reason to celebrate is a good one, right?
6 National Yo-Yo Day– my brother would like this one
7 National Chocolate Ice Cream Day – Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie, anyone?
8 Best Friends Day – nice
9 Donald Duck Day
10 Iced Tea Day – refreshing
11 Hug Holiday – definitely
14 Flag Day
17 Eat Your Vegetables Day – this one must be popular with the kids
18 National Splurge Day – Oh yeah!
20 Father’s Day – love you Dad
22 National Chocolate Eclair Day -I thought every day was chocolate eclair day. French’s Bakery here I come!
23 National Pink Day
23 Take Your Dog to Work Day (Why!?) …..date varies
24 Swim a Lap Day
26 Forgiveness Day – good idea
27 Sun Glasses Day
“Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving,
make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!” (Amanda Bradley)