It's National Doughnut Day!

Celebrate with your favorite sweet treat.

By Meghan Pryce

Published June 5, 2020


National Doughnut Day is on the first Friday of June, falling on June 5 this year.

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Did you know ...

It's true that there are two national days to celebrate doughnuts. And why shouldn't there be? National Doughnut Day on Nov. 5 is also all about the delicious delight.

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National Doughnut Day honors the women known as “donut lassies” who provided treats and assistance to soldiers in WWI.

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The day was started by the Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938.

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But don't worry doughnut lovers. You can still score deals at participating chains like Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts.

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And let’s be honest, the Homer Simpson inside all of us doesn’t need a reason to eat doughy goodness.


Doughnuts have come a far way since their creation, which we can thank the Dutch for. The first Dutch doughnuts didn’t even have a hole.

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There have been some inventive creations...

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Remember the cronut (croissant-doughnut hybrid) craze?

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Or have you tried McDonald's Donut Sticks?

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But of course you can never go wrong with the classics, whether they're glazed, jelly filled, chocolate or frosted.

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