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Fun Fact Friday: National Donut Day

Fun Fact Friday: National Donut Day

Did you know that today is National Donut Day? It’s true! You might think that this is a recent, “made up” holiday, but the holiday was actually started by the Salvation Army in 1938! According to the Salvation Army website, “The idea for Donut Day began on the battlefields of France during World War I


Fun Fact Friday: Origin of Pumpkin Carving

Did you know that the Halloween tradition of pumpkin carving originated with completely a different vegetable? It’s true? The tradition reportedly began in Ireland, where they would actually carve faces into turnips, to represent spirits or goblins. According to Wikipedia, folklorist Jabez Allies described his recollection of the tradition as follows: “In my juvenile days