07 June 2013

It's not even Doughnut Day, it's NATIONAL Doughnut Day


I walked up to people today and practically shouted: ''Happy national Doughnut Day!''
Most of my greetings were returned with confused looks.
-Tsk-Tsk, World! You should know your own National Doughnut Days! ;)

What even IS National Doughnut Day?!

 Turns out, during World War I, women volunteers with the would fry up and hand out doughnuts as a form of comfort food to American GIs serving overseas. To honor these women's service and raise funds during the Great Depression, in 1938 the the Salvation Army's Chicago branch declared the first Friday in June to be National Doughnut Day. These "dough girls" or "dough lassies," as they were called, continued the tradition during World War II.
{from NPR}

Where can I get a free doughnut?
On National Doughnut Day, it has become a tradition to give out free doughnuts. At Dunkin' Donuts, a free doughnut will be given with a purchase of a drink. However, Krispy Kreme seems to be the better deal: a free donut {no purchase necessary}.

It's too late for some of you but at least you'll be better equipped for next NDD {and amaze your friends with your brainy history}! ;)

P.S. Picture from Pinterest

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