Today isn't just Guy Fawkes Day. It also happens to be National Doughnut Day and National Red Hair Day! Now, I am aware that these two holidays aren't really holidays. But g'damn do I love a doughnut and love being a redhead. There are many stories about how we got doughnuts.
- An American, Hanson Gregory, claimed to have invented the ring-shaped doughnut in 1847 while on board a lime-trading ship at the age of 16. According to Gregory, he punched a hole in the center of dough with the ship’s tin pepper box and later taught the technique to his mother.
- Anthropologist Paul R Mullins states the first cookbook mentioning doughnuts was an 1803 English volume which included doughnuts in an appendix of American recipes.
- An 1808 short story describing a spread of “fire-cakes and dough-nuts” is the earliest known recorded usage of the term doughnut.
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Meanwhile, the celebration for loving red hair is pretty straightforward:
National Love Your Red Hair Day is celebrated annually on November 5. This is a day to celebrate the beauty of those gorgeous red tresses.
Read more on Love Your Red Hair Day HERE!