Who in the world today that does not know Harry Potter? The Boy Who Lived has captivated millions of people, and remained one of the-most-talked-about characters. But do you know that Harry Potter’s birthday is on 31 July? Yes! Today, let us celebrate the birthday of Harry Potter!
Harry James Potter, or better known as Harry Potter, is the title character and protagonist of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. The fantasy novels chronicle the lives of Harry Potter, a young wizard, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry’s struggle against Lord Voldemort, a very powerful dark wizard who intends to become immortal, overthrow the wizard governing body known as the Ministry of Magic, and subjugate all wizards and Muggles (non-magical people). Harry Potter is dubbed as the Boy Who Lived because he was the only one who survived Lord Voldemort’s attack. Previously, Lord Voldemort has attacked and killed many people, including Harry Potter’s parents.
Harry Potter is described as a “scrawny, black-haired, bespectacled boy, with a lightning bolt-shaped scar on his forehead”. He is strongly guided by his own conscience, and has a keen feeling of what is right and wrong. Harry gets angry easily, and are also impulsive, but he is also innately honorable. According to J. K. Rowling, “He’s not a cruel boy. He’s competitive, and he’s a fighter. He doesn’t just lie down and take abuse. But he does have native integrity, which makes him a hero to me. He’s a normal boy but with those qualities most of us really admire.” Those characters makes Harry Potter is a suitable real-life role model for children.
Some bookstores used to hold parties to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday, where fans could come and dressed up as the characters from the Harry Potter series. However, due to recent outbreak of Covid-19, many events have been cancelled. But you could still celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with your immediate family who also love the series. Serve them some Harry-Potter-inspired treats such as Treacle Tart, Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans, Cauldron cakes, Butterbeer, and many more! Conduct Hogwarts House Sorting or practice some spellworks to add more fun! Or celebrate it as simple as by rereading the Harry Potter series, or binge-watching the movies.
If you do not celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday, or even have not read the series nor watch the movies, Harry Potter’s birthday is the perfect time to get to know the best-selling book series in history, that have been sold more than 500 million copies worldwide and have been translated into eighty languages.
Always remember to implement Covid-19 prevention by social-distancing, covering your mouth and nose whenever you cough or sneeze, not touching your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean, and washing your hands regularly with soap and water, especially after going outside or to public places!