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Happy New Year! A new year brings new beginnings and a great opportunity to embrace our inner children! January 18th is A.A. Milne’s birthday and Winnie the Pooh Day! Read on to learn more about that lovable bear and how to celebrate him.

5 Random Winnie the Pooh Facts

  • Christopher Robin was a real person! He was inspired by Milne’s son. However, the real Christopher Robin was not a fan of the stories because he was teased at school and felt exploited by his father.
  • Winnie the Pooh is named after a bear named Winnie and a swan named Pooh at the London Zoo that Christopher Robin saw during a visit with his family.
  • Winnie the Pooh is one of 16 fictional characters with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

  • The Hundred Acre Wood is based on a real place! That place is Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, and it now has a bridge called Poohsticks Bridge.
  • Every year in June, Oxford hosts the World Pooh Sticks Championships in honor of the game played by Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh.
  • Get more Winnie the Pooh facts!

    5 Ways to Celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day

  • Watch The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh on Netflix
  • Add honey to all your meals and treats for the day
  • Wear a red shirt (Don’t skip the pants if you’re going outside)
  • Check out the Winnie the Pooh books at your local bookstore or library
  • Play pooh sticks and post your adventures using #WinnieThePoohDay!
  • Your Turn

    So…are you a fan of Winnie the Pooh? Have you watched the movies? Did you watch the cartoon? Who’s your favorite character from the Hundred Acre Wood? Let us know in the comments! |RL

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