National Devil Dog Day:
Celebrating and honoring the marines of US Defense forces, who earned the nickname of “Devil Dog”, the National Devil Dog Day is celebrated on 27th April every year.
|2022||27th April||Wednesday||United States|
|2023||27th April||Thursday||United States|
|2024||27th April||Friday||United States|
Why National Devil Dog Day?
It is a well-known fact that the armed forces have a huge role to play in keeping the country safe. From participating in wars and in handling natural and other disastrous situations inland, the marines have been rendering a relentless service to the country. Their tenacity and diligence during the World War I where they fought against the German forces earned them the name “TeufelHunden” by the German Troops. The word translates literally to “Devil Dogs” or you can say it means dogs from hell. This was further popularized in the country thanks to the multiple movies, poems, songs, and the snack cake made to commemorate their services. The National Devil Dog Day is held to celebrate the heroics of the marines and also to enjoy the amazing devilish snack cake, which is cream sandwiched between two devil’s food cakes.
How can we observe the National Devil Dog Day?
National Devil Dog Day is a day to remember, reminisce about the history, remember the contribution of the armed forces to the country and also to enjoy the wonderful devil dogs snack cake. If you are wondering on how to observe the National Devil Dogs Day, then here are a few pointers on how you can take it forward and make it a memorable event.
- As the day is in celebration of marines, you might want to look up the history of marines, how they have contributed to the world wars, especially the first one. The history of how the name came into existence could prove quite interesting to read in detail.
- You can also enjoy the devil dogs treat with your friends and family, as you speak and reminisce about World War I and the contribution of armed forces to the war.
- If you know of any marines, then you can use this day to show your appreciation and acknowledgment of the work they do or have done for the country. You can thank them for their contribution and honor them on the National Devil Dogs Day.
- You can also learn to make the Devil snack cake, the Devil Dogs. You can make the same by yourself and treat the same to your friends and family.
Share your ideas and thoughts on what this day means to you on your social media with the hashtag #NationalDevilDogDay.
Interesting facts about National Devil Dog Day:
Let us get to know more about the Devil Dogs and the Devil Dogs cake on this unique celebration day.
- German soldiers named the US Marines at Belleau Wood “Devil Dogs” during World War I in awe of their tenacity and prowess and the name has stuck around since then.
- The nickname given by Germans was popularized by the newspapers in 1918 which made the term synonymous with Marines across the country.
- The Devil Dogs treat has been in existence since the mid-1920s with Drake making the first of the cakes in the year 1926.
- The first spin-off of these wonderful treats came nearly 91 years after their first introduction with fudge-dipped Devil Dogs introduced by Drake’s.
- Along with Devil Dogs, the US Marines are also referred to as Leathernecks, another term that speaks of their valor and bravery.
- Ever since the day, there have been many movies and songs written on the name with even sports names adopting the name for their teams.
History of National Devil Dog Day:
It was in the year 2018 when the National Devil Dog Day was first officially proclaimed by the Registrar of the National Day Calendar to be celebrated every year on 27th April. The day itself was founded by Sean Alexander Sobel. He has wonderful memories of sharing the devilish treat with his grandfather. The family has made this into a tradition and Sobel wanted to have a day in remembrance of this wonderful snack cake. The family tradition has now become a day of celebration to enjoy this delightful treat. The day is also to honor the marines, who were once referred to as the Devil Dogs or the TeufelHunden by the German forces for their tenacity and valor in the Battle of Belleau Wood.