National Winnie the Pooh Day is observed annually on January 18th.  Author A.A. Milne brought the adorable, honey-loving bear to life in his stories which also featured his son, Christopher Robin.  National Winnie the Pooh Day commemorates Milne’s January 18, 1882, birthday.

Milne’s lovable Pooh Bear, as he was fondly called, is a fictional bear inspired by a black bear named Winnie who lived at the London Zoo during World War I. The author’s son, Christopher Robin, would visit the bear often and named his own teddy bear after her and a swan named Pooh.

This friendship inspired a collection of books starting with Winnie-the-Pooh in 1926. The books were illustrated by E.H. Shepard.

The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh Hardcover – Lay Flat, October 1, 1996

by A. A. Milne  (Author)
The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh Hardcover – Lay Flat, October 1, 1996

by A. A. Milne  (Author)


In the 1960s, Disney bought the rights to the Winnie-the-Pooh characters dropping the hyphen from Pooh’s name. The illustrations were a bit different, too.

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

Ewan McGregor (Actor), Hayley Atwell (Actor), & 1 more  
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

Ewan McGregor (Actor), Hayley Atwell (Actor), & 1 more  

Milne’s stories have been translated into over 50 languages and are considered classic children’s stories today.

Goodbye Christopher Robin

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Domhnall Gleeson (Actor), Margot Robbie (Actor), & 1 more
Goodbye Christopher Robin

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Domhnall Gleeson (Actor), Margot Robbie (Actor), & 1 more


HOW TO OBSERVE

Snuggle up with your favorite Pooh fan, a pot of honey and take turns reading about the adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Use #WinnieThePoohDay to post on social media.

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