Winnie the Pooh Day

January 19, 2009

Every year January 18 is celebrated as "Winnie-the-Pooh Day" that because it is the birth date of AA Milne the creator and writer of the famous children's books and poems Winnie the Pooh.

Mr. Milne was born in Kilburn, London on January 18, 1882 and amongst his best remembered works happens to be Winnie the Pooh books wherein the only human character is Christopher Robin who in reality is his son Christopher Robin Milne.

The Pooh Bear we all know today was a bear whose real name was Edward. A Canadian army officer brought with him a bear from his town in Winnipeg in Canada while Pooh is a name that Christopher Robin liked when he was a swan while on vacations with his parent. Thus the name Winnie the Pooh.