National Devil Dog Day

National Devil Dog Day is observed next on Sunday, April 27th, 2025 (319 days from today).

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Every year, there is a holiday named National Devil Dog Day that honors the service members dubbed with the nickname and the devilish snack cake

History of National Devil Dog Day

These creamy delicious treats appear to get their name from the Marines, although the origin of these treats can't be verified. Apparently, the Germans dubbed the US Marines the 'Dangerous Dog' during World War I, for their perseverance and sheer determination under fire. The phrase became widespread, appearing on US recruitment posters, in poems and songs, in movies, and even on sports team names, which inspired a cake, where our story begins.

Devil Dogs are often kept in his cupboard by Howard Leslie Sobel, a practice his nephew Sean Alexander Sobel loves. He expects to find something in his grandfather's cupboard, taking out something to eat together, which formed a family tradition and inspired Sean to celebrate National Devil Dog Day in honor of his grandfather's memory.

Hostess Brands, an American bakery company is the owner of Drake's, originally create the idea for Devil Dogs. They went bankrupt in 2012 and were acquired by another fast food and granola producer, McKee Foods Corporation, the following year. The company has planned to reintroduce many of its best-selling products, such as Ring Dings, Yankee Doodles, and Devil Dogs.

Why National Devil Dog Day?

It is a clear fact that the armed forces have a huge role to play in keeping the country safe. From involve in wars and handle other natural and catastrophic situations inland, the marines have served the country relentlessly. Their perseverance and diligence during the First World War, where they fought against the Germans, led the German Army to give them the name "TeufelHunden". This word literally translates to "Demon Dogs" or you can say it means dogs from hell. This has been further popularized in the country thanks to the many films, poems, songs and snack cakes made in memory of their services. Bad Dog Day is celebrated to honor the heroes of the Marines and also to enjoy the devil's great snack, ice cream sandwiched between two devil food cakes.

Some reasons for National Devil Dog Day being loved

  • We learn about the Legion and their bravery

National Devil Dog Day was created to honor the Devil Dogs, and it was the perfect way to pay homage to both the pie and the Marines. It provides us with an opportunity to honor those whose acts of courage have made their name. In addition, we believe that you will have an interesting National Devil Dog Day with their sweetness cakes.

  • We see the growth of food innovation

Do you try to put two devil food cakes together and using cream filling would culminate in a mouth-watering dessert? Not only do we learn about the proliferation of similar baked goods created in the 1920s, but we also have the opportunity to learn more about other innovations that have become a trend.

  • We eat cake!

We love eating cake and when we learn that there's an entire day dedicated to one of our favorite desserts, we get excited! What are you waiting for? Go out there and taste how many variations of this cake you can find.

How to celebrate National Devil Dog Day

National Devil Dog Day is a reminder for human about history as well as honors the contribution of the armed forces to the country and also enjoys the wonderful snack of demon dogs. If you do not have idea about how to celebrate National Devil Dog Day, below are some suggestions on how you can go ahead and make it a memorable event.

  • Since it's a Marines anniversary, you might want to look up the history of the Marines, how they contributed in world wars, especially the first one. The history of how the name came about can prove quite interesting to read in detail.
  • You can also enjoy spooky dog ​​food with your friends and family, as you talk and reminisce about World War I and the armed forces' contribution to the war.
  • If you know of any Marines, you can use this day to show your appreciation and recognition for the work they did or did for the country. Let say thank to them because of their donations and honor them on National Devil Dog Day.
  • You can also learn how to make Devil, the Devil Dogs snack cakes. You can do so yourself and do the same for your friends and family.

Do not forget sharing your opinions and thoughts on how much National Devil Dog Day means to you on social media with the hashtag #NationalDevilDogDay.


National Devil Dog Day has been observed annually on April 27th.


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Sean Alexander Sobel on December 14th, 2017

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