Today is National Doughnut Day AND Love Your Red Hair Day

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.

Read more on National Doughnut Day HERE! 

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!


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