Doughnut Day, aka Donut Day, celebrates one of the most popular desserts in American cuisine. This holiday was started by The Salvation Army in 1938 to raise money and to recognize the women, affectionately called “Doughnut Dollies”, who made doughnuts for soldiers during WW1 in France. These women wanted to provide the soldiers with baked goods but had limited resources and often insufficient space to do so. Frying dough was something that they could do in the small huts they occupied and with limited supplies, so that’s what they started to do. This holiday is celebrated on the first Friday in June. You can celebrate it by eating as many doughnuts as you can. You might even be able to get doughnuts for free: many popular doughnut shops give them away or have special discounts on this day.