The first Friday in June is a day that I look forward to. Just about all the shops give away free doughnuts. I have had my route mapped out for months now.
According to Holiday Insights -
"National Doughnut Day was established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to raise much-needed funds during the Great Depression, and to honor the work of World War I Salvation Army volunteers who prepared doughnuts and other foods for thousands of soldiers."
In the South, I was told, doughnuts come in plain white boxes that resemble a shirt box from Macy's.
See - cultural differences which fall into the category of social history, which falls into the larger category of history, which has alot to do with researching your ancestors!