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Harry Potter’s Birthday

July 31

Harry Potter's Birthday - July 31

Harry Potter’s Birthday is no ordinary birthday, it’s about a character who is completely fictional. So, buy a magic wand mantle and have a magical party. It is noteworthy that the author of the story about a boy with a scar, JK Rowling, also has a birthday on July 31.

The History

The story of Harry Potter is perhaps the most successful in modern science fiction literature. The books describe the life of a boy for 11 years, during which time amazing events happen to him – he ended up in a school of magic, found friends, fought a terrible evil wizard, of course, found his love. JK Rowling came up with the boy and the story about him while waiting for a train from Manchester to London in 1990. The author worked on the manuscript for 5 years. Many of the episodes were written in Edinburgh cafes.

Interesting Facts

  • The first 500 copies of the book were published on June 26, 1997. From that day on, the magic began. This book has sold over 450 million copies worldwide, and Harry Potter has become a real addiction for children and adults.
  • Few people know that the story of Harry Potter appeared in the year when JK Rowling’s mother died. The author so acutely experienced the tragedy that she decided to make the main character an orphan.
  • According to Rowling, Hogwarts should be a boarding school, since many important events happen at night. Harry also felt really safe at this school.

How to celebrate

Visit Universal Parks and Resorts, where butterbeer is served, the recipe for the drink is kept strictly secret, in fact, it cannot even be taken outside the park. If this is done, the beer will turn into porridge. But on the Internet you can find different recipes – from simple to magical. Decorate your home with the colors of your favorite Hogwarts house, choose clothes in the same colors. Show off your passion for all things Harry Potter.

When is Harry Potter’s Birthday celebrated in 2022?

Harry Potter’s Birthday is observed on July 31 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday July 31 2022
Monday July 31 2023
Wednesday July 31 2024
Thursday July 31 2025
Friday July 31 2026


July 31
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