Eeyore’s Birthday is an annual American holiday dedicated to Donkey Eeyore. He is one of the main characters of the famous “Winnie-the-Pooh” by A. A. Milne. He is beloved by millions of children around the world. The cute and slightly melancholic donkey is beloved by readers of stories about Pooh Bear and his friends. The holiday is celebrated on the last Saturday in April.
Eeyore’s Birthday was first held in 1963, at the initiative of Lloyd Burdwell of Austin, Texas. It was originally conceived as a fun holiday designed to distract people from the “Dead Week” that fell at the end of April. Over time, it evolved into a large-scale celebration in which various charitable organizations got involved.
The main activities take place in Pease Park. Here you can meet stuffed toys of Donkey Eeyore, buy them and books on the theme of Winnie-the-Pooh, buy ice cream and much more. The money spent by parents with their children will go to well-known charities collecting for the treatment of seriously ill children, etc.
- Donkey Eeyore was also the toy of the writer’s son. According to the story, his neck broke over time, which made him look sad, as depicted in the cartoon and Milne’s stories.
- The donkey first appeared in the 1966 cartoon “Winnie-the-Pooh and the Honey Tree.
How to celebrate
Take part in the annual celebration at Pease Park. Watch parts of the Winnie the Pooh cartoon with your children or read stories.
Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users what their favorite Winnie-the-Pooh character is?
When is Eeyore’s Birthday celebrated in 2024?
Eeyore’s Birthday is observed on the last Saturday in April.