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Every year on May 2, fans of Harry Potter celebrate the day of their favorite hero – International Harry Potter Day. This boy became prototype of great good that conquering evil. There are rumors the International Harry Potter Day was approved by British Prime Minister.


In fact, there’s no confirmed evidence that David Cameron approved holiday. But the most important thing is that celebration exists.

The date of May 2 wasn’t selected by chance. In JK Rowling’s novel, on May 2 the iconic battle for Hogwarts School took place, and Potter managed to overcome great evil – Lord Voldemort.

Interesting Facts

Here are some interesting facts about novel:

  • The first book about Potter came out in 1997. It became the most read book in Britain.
  • Novel describes the magic world in great detail, even the smallest details are superbly worked out, so readers can recreate the magic atmosphere in imagination.
  • 92% of British have read the Harry Potter books. 60% said that history influenced their worldview.
  • Harry Potter books show a lot of good, positive things: strength, love, courage, heroism, perseverance, fortitude, character. As the result children reading these books understand and distinguish good and evil faster.

When is International Harry Potter Day celebrated in 2022?

International Harry Potter Day is observed on May 2nd each year.