January 18th Winnie The Pooh Day

Which of the Winnie the Pooh characters is your favorite? Everybody seems to have one. Winnie? Christopher Robins? Eeyore? Roo? Piglet? Or maybe Tigger? It’s funny how long we have been entertained by Winnie the Pooh. It was created back in 1882 by A.A. Milne (Allan Alexander) but may be even more popular today than it was when it originally came out. I’m pretty sure someone will come up with something negative about this work of art soon but until then, enjoy Winnie and his friends.

How to celebrate – Read Winnie the Pooh. Look for other Milne works. Share Winnie the Pooh with children you know.

January 18th Winnie The Pooh Day

Winnie the Pooh is a classic enjoyed by both the old and the young and all those between. Written by A.A. Milne we all, at one time or the other, have come to know Winnie, Christopher Robin, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet and Roo. They have become our friends and surely would gather today to throw Allan Alexander Milne the greatest birthday party he ever had. Born on January 18th, 1882, Milne would go on to create some of the most cherished stories we have ever read or seen acted out. I wonder if he knew what he was creating would last so long.

How to celebrate – Have a Winnie the Pooh birthday party in honor of Milne. Dress up like one of your favorite Pooh characters. Don;t forget the honey!

National Winnie the Pooh Day

It was January 18th that A. A. Milne was born in 1882, Allan Alexander, and he had an idea. The world needed a bear that they could share in their lives and experience life through. I’m not exactly sure why, but he set about creating the bear we would all come to know and love.

Since a bear cannot be left alone in the woods with no one to talk to Milne also created Christopher Robin (Cause they had to have a human being in it for people to relate to) Tigger, that happy bouncy tiger, Eeyore, who is the favorite of many, Piglet and Roo. 

Since his creation, Winnie the Pooh has gone on to be a world wide success. I am not sure he lived long enough to honestly reap his rewards but the rest of us are that much better off for his vivid imagination. Can you imagine a world without Winnie the Pooh? I can’t.

How to celebrate – Read Winnie the Pooh with someone you love. Dress up like one of the characters from Pooh. Study Milne and all his works.


January 18th Winnie the Pooh Day

When A. A. Milne wrote Winnie the Pooh in 1926 I wonder if he knew the lasting effects it would have on society. Winnie, along with Christopher Robin, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet, Kanga, and Roo have entered the hearts of so many that they will probably never be forgotten.

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Milne’s illustrator, E. H. Shepard, did the art for all of Milne’s series on Pooh. The images have changed slightly over the years but not by all that much. The idea that they could exist practically the same after nearly a hundred years is amazing. It shows that down deep, we are not all that different from people who are now our grandparents and great grandparents.

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Allan Alexander Milne’s birthday was January 18th, 1882 making the selection of January 18th the natural day to celebrate Winnie the Pooh. Christopher Robin was Milne’s son in real life, and Winnie was a teddy bear favorite of his son’s. Milne served in World War 1 with the British Army and as a Captain of the Home Guard during World War 2.

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Of course Winnie is currently owned by Disney, who-else. However the stories remain the same and the characters basically unchanged. I do wonder if Pooh had not been purchased by Disney if it might have long been forgotten. And unlike the Grimms fairytales Pooh’s Aventures were never intended to frighten children or give them nightmares.

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There is so much right about Winnie the Pooh and the positive effect it has on children it is hard to argue its value. A story about best friends tends to help create best friends. We all could do with a little more of that.

How to celebrate – Share a Winnie the Pooh story with a child. Thumb through one of Milne’s books to rekindle your own memories. Visit Winnie at one of the many Disney parks.