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National Donut Day

June 7, 2024

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day first of June, repeating indefinitely


  • Friday | June 07, 2024
  • 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Go ahead!  Have a donut (or two).  It’s National Donut Day!!

The origins of National Donut Day are traced to The Salvation Army’s involvement in World War I. During this time, a group of volunteers was dispatched to the front lines with the mission of providing comforting meals for the troops. They soon found out that donuts were an effective way to provide food while navigating the difficulties of cooking in very dire circumstances. These brave volunteers would later be known as “donut lassies”. They would even use war helmets as a utensil to fry up seven donuts at a time.

National Donut Day is widely celebrated on the first Friday of June.

[Photo is of donuts at The Golden Bakery in Elk Point]