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June 3, 2016 in the USA

May-24, 2016

Our favorite day is just 10 days away and we will be enjoying having delicious donuts on June 3, 2016, as it’s going to be the National Doughnuts Day again.

Every year the first Friday of June is celebrated the National Doughnut or Donut Day in the Unites States.  This day is a continuation of Doughnut Day in 1938 when members of the Salvation Army “Lassies”, the women who served doughnuts and coffee to soldiers during the World War I.

In 1917, the original “Salvation Army Doughnut” was first served by the ladies of the Salvation Army to cheer up the soldiers who were risking their lives and limbs during the war. Home cooked foods, provided by these brave volunteers, were a morale boost to the soldiers. At home, this day became as a fund-raiser for Chicago’s Salvation Army, and the goal of their 1938 fund-raiser was to help the needy during the Great Depression on the battlefield. This tradition of serving donuts to raise funds for the organization is still alive in many parts of the United States. The Salvation Army is a Christian Charitable Organizations that works for the poor and the hungry; it was founded in London in 1865.

Doughnut or Donut

A doughnut or donut is a type of fried dough confectionery or dessert food. Donuts are popular in many countries today and prepared in various forms as a sweet snack that can be homemade or purchased in bakeries, supermarkets, food stalls, and franchised specialty outlets. The donuts are usually deep-fried in oil from flour dough and then shaped in rings or flattened spheres and sometimes you can fill your favorite fillings with various toppings and flavorings can be used for different types of doughnuts.

The most common types of donuts are toroidal ring doughnuts and the filled doughnuts. To make your doughnut more delicious flattened the sphere and then inject it with any of your favorite fruit preserves, chocolate, cream, custard, or other sweet fillings. Doughnut varieties are also divided into cake and risen type doughnuts.


On this day, many doughnut stores in the United States offer free doughnuts to their customers.

Thinking How to Celebrate?

  • Celebrate the spirit of charity that gave rise to this holiday by volunteering for the local Salvation Army chapter or another non-profit organization that works with the armed forces.
  • Visit your local doughnut store to treat yourself to some of these delicious snacks. Many doughnut stores around the world offer free doughnuts to celebrate Doughnut Day.
  • Make doughnuts at home and share them with family, friends, and co-workers.

Did You Know?

Food historians believe that the doughnut came to the United States via Dutch immigrants in the 19th century?

Celebrate the day by enjoying your favorite doughnuts.

Happy Donuts Day!!!