national donut day

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Taking a stand.

June 3 marks one of the revered holidays of modern times: National Donut Day. 

People everywhere have woken up early to stop by their local Dunkin' Donuts or Krispy Kreme to start their day off with a delicately fried confection. Others have made the harrowing trek to some of their city's most distinguished doughnutteries, such as Portland's Voodoo Doughnuts or Gourdough's in Austin, Texas. Denizens of the Internet are using the hashtag #NationalDonutDay to share their sweet selfies and tweet their glee over the godly pastry.

As a lifelong donut disciple, I celebrated National Donut Day 2015 like any other chum. 

it's a national holiday, why am I at work today? #nationaldonutday 🍩🍩🍩

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But not this year. I will not allow such an irresponsible observation for the luscious treats. I will not allow millions of people everywhere to aimlessly tickle their tastebuds. I will not just glaze over and blindly celebrate National Donut Day.

Because we deserve better than just National Donut Day. How have we, as a society, let some calendar compartmentalize our love for donuts to just one day? If all of February is reserved for National Bird Feeding Month and Earth Month gets the totality of April, why is the most prized dessert relegated to one measly day?

pecan chocolate + vanilla & chocolate 🍩🍩🍩

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I urge us all to do better. Do-nut let the man merely give us June 3 as the day for us to profess our donut devotion. Eat a donut tomorrow. Eat a donut the next day. Eat a donut the next next day. Celebrate the donut always. Be brave. 

So no, I will not be celebrating National Donut Day. Because every day is National Donut Day.

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