Happy Friday everyone! Today is January 18th, so you obviously know what that means, right? It’s Winnie the Pooh Day!
On this day, alllllll the way back in 1882, A.A. Milne was born. An avid writer, Milne went on to create a story in 1926 called Winnie the Pooh, based on his son Christopher’s stuffed animal friends. This lovable cast of characters lives together in a place familiar to millions: The Hundred Acre Wood. The Wood is actually a real place, with a slightly different name. Located in England, Ashdown Forest is said to be nearly identical to Pooh’s fictional world because Milne lived on the border of the forest and used to walk there with his son.
Today is a day to celebrate the wonderful memories that come to mind when you hear the names Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet, Pooh, Owl, Rabbit, Kanga, and Roo. The shiver you feel when someone mentions Heffalumps and Woozels. And the smile you inevitably wear when you have a rumbly in your tumbly. Today is about friendship and love, honeypots and carrot fields, courage and whimsy. So grab your friends and family and celebrate the legacy that A.A. Milne has left for us share!
87 years later, children and adults alike still smile at the doughy bear with honey in his tummy. Tigger is still bouncy, flouncy, trouncy, pouncy, fun, fun, fun, fun, FUN! Eeyore is still down in the dumps and Christopher Robin still enjoys playing with his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. Some things just withstand the test of time, and today’s unofficial holiday proves that Winnie the Pooh is here to stay for many more years to come.
Well that just about does it for me. I’m gonna go watch a classic Pooh cartoon and get lost in childhood memories. I hope you all do the same!
TTFN – Ta ta for now!
ChrisZui is a content editor and talent coordinator at Zui.com. He enjoys roller coasters, Toy Story, and traveling the world. He lives every week like it’s Shark Week.