Origin of this Holiday
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
We do know why this holiday was created but we don't know by who.
Why January and Why the 18th day?
We know that January 18 is the birthday of A. A. Milne in 1882 so we understand why the date was picked. This holiday is referred to as a "National" day- However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So enjoy the day and have fun with it.
We found recognition about this holiday:
from calendar sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday. Some sites talk about great characters created by great people and other sites simply discuss how much their kids love Winnie the Poor and all his friends (Christopher Robin, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet, and Roo). Many people grew up loving Pooh Bear and all his adventures so they pass on all the fun to their children and grandchildren.
- Some grammer schools use this day as an introduction to Mr. Milne by discussing his famous Pooh Bear and many of his other stories- as part of Library day when the children learn about books.
About Winnie the Pooh
Wikipedia encyclopedia tells us "Winnie-the-Pooh, commonly shortened to Pooh Bear and once referred to as Edward Bear, is a fictional bear created by A. A. Milne." "The character first appeared in book form in Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) and The House at Pooh Corner (1928)." "Milne also included several poems about Winnie-the-Pooh in the children’s poetry books When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six." " All four volumes were illustrated by E. H. Shepard."
"The hyphens in the character's name were later dropped when The Walt Disney Company adapted the Pooh stories into a series of Winnie the Pooh featurettes that became one of the company's most successful franchises worldwide."
"The Pooh stories have been translated into many languages, notably including Alexander Lenard's Latin translation, Winnie ille Pu, which was first published in 1958, and, in 1960, became the first foreign-language book to be featured on the New York Times Best Seller List, and is the only book in Latin ever to have been featured therein." / documentation_license
How can I Celebrate this holiday?
- Every Holiday deserves a party! - Get ready for your next party by shopping for the lastest supplies to make your holday a real hit. We found a place that sales products for children and adult parties both.
- Send Free Internet Invitations! - If your ready to get together with your friends don't forget to invite them by email with these fun Internet Invitations. They are always fun & FREE!
If you are new to this holiday:
If you are new to this holiday; then maybe you would like to find more information about this subject. We found that Amazon.com is a popular Internet Site for finding books, supplies and more.
Other January Holidays around the world
Other Bear Holidays
Teddy Bear Picnic Day (July 10)
Have a Party with Your Bear Day (November 16)
When is this holiday celebrated?
Winnie the Pooh Day is celebrated annually on
January 18 in the United States!
Happy Holidays everyone!
This day was created to celebrate the birth of A.A. Milne in 1882 by celebrating one of his biggest creations, Winnie the Pooh. (Pooh Bear)