What day is it? It’s today. My favourite day. It’s Winnie The Pooh Day! For A. A. Milne fans everywhere it is the ideal time to look back over some of our favourite moments from the well-meaning teddy bear.
Winnie the Pooh Day is an opportunity to celebrate the stories and remind ourselves about the simple – yet important – things in life. Winnie The Pooh author A.A. Milne’s birthday was 18 January, which is why Winnie The Pooh Day is celebrated on this date each year.
More about Winnie The Pooh
Here are some fun Winnie The Pooh facts from the book series in honour of A.A. Milne and his books about the most lovable bear and his friends.
Winnie the Pooh together with friends Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore have been entertaining us ever since it first appeared in a Christmas special edition of the Evening Standard newspaper in December 1924. The first book Winnie the Pooh was published about a year later.
The story and adventures of Winnie the Pooh are set in the ancient Ashdown Forest of East Sussex, in the stories known as the Hundred Acre Wood. The characters were based on toys that belonged to the author’s son, who also featured in the famous stories as Christopher Robin.
It so happens, the name Winnie came from the author’s teddy bear named Winnie. The ‘Pooh’ part was from the nickname of a swan A.A. Milne had met on holiday. Besides these names mentioned above, the rest were purely creations of his mind and allegedly did not refer to any objects in the real world.