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The Origin of National Doughnut Day + Where to Celebrate in Lexington, Kentucky

Now, I know what you are thinking, "Oh great! Another social media holiday." If you are thinking that, well, you are WRONG. National Doughnut Day wasn't a day created by social media with the sole purpose of posting a picture with a hashtag on Instagram in hopes of gaining numerous likes and followers. National Doughnut Day was a thing way before social media was in existence and even existed way before the internet was invented! It has origins dating back to 1938! #sharethelex #lexingtonky #doughnut #donut #nationaldonutday #nationaldoughnutday #eatkentucky #tasteky

Woo! It’s National Doughnut Day! This particular food holiday is one of my favorites. It ranks right up there with National Pizza Day.

Now, I know what you are thinking, “Oh great! Another social media holiday.” If you are thinking that, well, you are WRONG. National Doughnut Day wasn’t a day created by social media with the sole purpose of posting a picture with a hashtag on Instagram in hopes of gaining numerous likes and followers. National Doughnut Day was a thing way before social media was in existence and even existed way before the internet was invented!

National Doughnut Day always falls on the first Friday of June. It also has origins dating back to 1938! Yes, 1938! That’s eighty years ago!

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