‘If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus a day, so I never have to live without you.’ These are the touching words of Winnie the Who? You’re right, Winnie the Pooh! Who doesn’t know the caring and loveable character from this famous children storybook? Winnie the Pooh Day is a chance to enjoy your favorite cuddly bear and all his friends.

Winnie the Pooh Day 2018

Winnie the Pooh Day 2018 will be on Thursday, the 18th of January, 2018.

Winnie the Pooh Day is always celebrated on the 18th of January.

Winnie the Pooh Day Origin

The creator of Winnie the Pooh, Allan Alexander Milne (popularly known as A.A. Milne), was born on January 18, 1882. Winnie the Pooh Day was created to celebrate the day the author was born.

Winnie the Pooh was named after a teddy bear of Christopher Robin, Milne’s son. Christopher had named his toy after Winnie, a Canadian black bear he always saw at London Zoo. Pooh was a swan they had met on a holiday. Christopher Robin is also a character in the story.

Winnie and Friends

Can you still recall the characters in the story?

  • Roo is the adventurous joey.
  • Piglet, the scared and timid pig.
  • Tigger is the hyper tiger and silliest among the group.
  • Eeyore, the always sad donkey.
  • Rabbit is the smartest character and a problem solver.
  • Owl always speaks out his opinions and tells about his family.
  • Gopher, who has a habit of whistling out sibilant consonants.
  • Kanga, the only female character and the doting mother of Roo.
  • Christopher Robin, a young boy and the closest friend of Winnie who has uneven socks.
  • And of course, Winnie the Pooh, the naïve but thoughtful bear who never forgets his pot of honey.

Winnie the Pooh Day Celebration

How to celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day?

  • Read storybooks about the adventures of Winnie and his friends. It would be more fun when you read it with young children.
  • Watch Winnie the Pooh videos. You can find many of them in the internet. Spread honey on toast while watching.
  • Sing the songs from the movies, like “Winnie the Pooh” song or “Tiger Song”. You can sing those to calm down infants.
  • Cuddle your favorite stuffed toy character from the story. Put a toy keychain featuring Winnie and his friends on your bag.
  • Create Winnie the Pooh artworks. Have a Kids’ Party and dress them up in Winnie the Pooh costumes.

Winnie the Pooh Day 2019

Winnie the Pooh Day 2019 will be on Friday, January 18, 2019.