International Harry Potter Day

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2025 InternationalMay 2
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Find out the dates, history and traditions of International Harry Potter Day

Grab your Nimbus 2000 wand from Olivander’s and your best house scarf on May 2 to celebrate International Harry Potter Day! Whether you are a fan of Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Slytherin or Ravenclaw, you won’t want to miss out on celebrating one of the most iconic book series of all time.

International Harry Potter day is the adopted day of the year that fans (affectionately referred to as “Potterheads”) celebrate all things associated with the wizarding world. Every year, this event takes place on May 2nd.

In 2012, United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron declared it an international holiday to honor the book series by J.K. Rowling, which has sold more than 500 million copies worldwide.

Why is May 2nd International Harry Potter Day?

According to the timeline in the original Harry Potter books, The Battle of Hogwarts would have taken place on May 2nd 1998 which is the date Voldemort was finally defeated.

International Harry Potter Day is therefore the anniversary of the battle and has become a day to mark the significance of J.K. Rowling’s work.

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