Americans are blessed to celebrate many holidays, some nationally recognized which allow for days off of work, some not, but arguably there may be too many. For example let's look at today November 5th 2019. Today is American football day, Bank transfer day, Commercial TV broadcast day, Election day, National Gun powder day, National love your red hair day and if you ask me one of the most important days ever.


Here is little history lesson compliments of

Doughnuts are deep-fried yeast pastries, and today they are given all of the appreciation they deserve. The first doughnuts in America were little "nuts" of dough, and they were brought to New England by the Pilgrims, who had learned to make them while they were in Holland from 1607 to 1620. The first mention of doughnuts in print was in Washington Irving's 1809 book History of New York, which talks about Dutch settlers in New Amsterdam in the seventeenth century. By the middle of the nineteenth century, doughnuts with a punched-out center became the norm, and doughnut corers were even being sold by mail order catalog!

By the twentieth century, many variations of doughnuts became popular, including iced, jelly or cream-filled, and dusted with powdered sugar or cinnamon. They became even more popular after soldiers returned from World War I and wanted the doughnuts that had been served to them overseas. Glazed is the most popular doughnut, and doughnut holes have been around since at least the 1960s. Doughnuts are often sold at doughnut shops, the most popular being Dunkin'.

It is unknown how National Doughnut Appreciation Day got its start, but according to one source, it may have existed as far back as the 1930s, when it was referenced in Ladies Home Journal. There is some speculation that it may have been started by a retail outlet in order to honor the service of veterans because it takes place around the time as Armistice Day, which is now Veteran's Day. Some doughnut companies, such as Krispy Kreme, have given out doughnuts on the day, while other companies do not give them out.

National Doughnut Appreciation Day is being observed today! It has always been observed annually on November 5th.



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