NOVEMBER 5, 2018 | NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY | NATIONAL LOVE YOUR RED HAIR DAY | COLOR THE WORLD ORANGE DAY | JOB ACTION DAY
NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY
November 5 is one of two National Doughnut Days observed by doughnut lovers across the nation. The first Friday in June is the other day doughnuts steal the bakery case spotlight ready to tease their way into white bakery box home!
For more information on the National Doughnut Day celebrated in June, click here.
The history of the doughnut is disputed:
- One theory suggests Dutch settlers brought doughnuts to North America much like they brought other traditional American desserts including cookies, apple pie, cream pie and cobbler.
- 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.
- A more commonly cited first written recording of the word is Washington Irving’s reference to doughnuts in 1809 in his History of New York. He described balls of sweetened dough, fried in hog’s fat and called doughnuts. Today, these nuts of fried dough are called doughnut holes.
Donut versus Doughnut
- Print ads for cake and glazed donuts and doughnuts existed from at least 1896 in the United States.
- Peck’s Bad Boy and his Pa, written by George W. Peck and published in 1900, contained the first known printed use of donut. In it, a character is quoted as saying, “Pa said he guessed he hadn’t got much appetite and he would just drink a cup of coffee and eat a donut.”
- In 1919, the Square Donut Company of America was founded, offering an easier to package product.
The more traditional spelling is doughnut. However, both doughnut and donut are pervasive in American English.
While doughnuts come in a large variety of recipes, flavors and toppings, just like many pastries, we are only limited by imagination and ingredients at hand. From syrups and jellies to sprinkles and custards, top them, fill them, bake them or fry them, doughnuts have a mouth-watering way of glazing and dusting their way into our shopping carts and finding their way to the break room at work to share.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Stop at your favorite doughnut shop and indulge in a fresh doughnut or try making your own with one of the following recipes:
Use #NationalDoughnutDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of the November 5th National Doughnut Day.
NATIONAL LOVE YOUR RED HAIR DAY
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.
Many redheads have felt like outcasts for having red hair. National Love Your Red Hair Day is designed to empower redheads to feel confident, look amazing and rock their beauty. Red hair is more than a color, it’s a lifestyle.
How to be a Redhead brand released their beauty book and subscription box this year. The “How to be a Redhead” Book Tour visited 13 USA cities in 2016. They’ll be visiting more in 2017. Each year on November 5th, redheads can celebrate their locks to the fullest.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Celebrate your beauty by posting photos of your red hair on social media using #LoveYourRedHairDay.
National Love Your Red Hair Day was submitted by Adrienne & Stephanie Vendetti, co-founders of How to be a Redhead in August of 2015. The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared it will be celebrated annually on November 5.
How to be a Redhead – Adrienne and Stephanie Vendetti – 347-709-0RED (0733) or email@example.com
COLOR THE WORLD ORANGE DAY
The first Monday in November is dedicated to bringing awareness to Complex Regional Pain Syndrom and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy with Color the World Orange Day.
Everyone is encouraged to wear orange, organize an event or participate in one to help spread awareness. Visit the website or the Facebook page to find out more on how to participate.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Color the World Orange Day was founded in 2014.
JOB ACTION DAY
The first Monday in November redefines opportunity in the career world. It’s Job Action Day!
Whether you currently employed and contemplating a career move, unemployed or just curious about the current job market, Job Action Day is for you. Get the tools and resources to master a new job search and land the career of your dreams! Or, maybe learn how to make the job you have into your dream job. Whichever path you are on, Job Action Day is about exploring the different opportunities available, maybe even ones you didn’t know were there.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Visit LiveCareer to find out more and find events near you. Use #JobActionDay to share on social media.
Job Action Day was founded by Quintcareers in 2008.
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