What is so Special about National Doughnut Day?

written by Jeannette Musembi 3rd June 2014
Easy Donut maker Recipe


I don’t know about you, but the first thought that pops to mind when it comes to doughnuts is cops. Yes…cops!

You know… the movies or cartoons where the cops would always be distracted by creamy doughnuts or instead of solving crimes would stop by a doughnut shop to indulge. Oh! And i remember Homer Simpson too…with his uncanny attraction to warm doughnuts…aaahh the good old days.


Interestingly, legend says that dunking donuts first became a trend when actress Mae Murray accidentally dropped a donut in her coffee one day at Lindy’s Deli on Broadway.

Anyway, as i found out, doughnuts are really a serious snack! So serious that they even have a special day- celebrated every year- in their honour.


National Doughnut Day is celebrated on June 06, 2014, succeeding the Doughnut Day event created by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honour the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. This June observance takes place on the first Friday of June each year and celebrates the doughnut, also known as “donut”.

Many American doughnut stores offer free doughnuts on National Doughnut Day.




Unfortunately this might not be the case in Nairobi (sad) but what’s for sure is that there are enough doughnut fanatics to help celebrate the day. To make it easy, we have compiled a list of places in town to get the donut fix. You should check them out!

If you really needed a national holiday to make it acceptable to eat a glaze-coated pastry for breakfast, June 6th is your day. Happy National Donut Day!

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