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Just How Old Is Harry Potter? Happy Late 30’s, Harry!

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Today is the last day of July. The summer days are quickly coming to an end. Vacations are winding down. School will be starting in just a few weeks. Which means it’s also a day to celebrate in the wizarding world. It’s the birth of the boy who lived. Today is Harry Potter’s birthday. I was trying to figure out just how old he is so of course I set out to find out on Facebook. Because isn’t that where you always ask those great big important questions? Sure I could have Googled ‘how old is Harry Potter’ but where’s the fun in that? Just ask on Facebook and you’ll get your answer in mere seconds. Plus it will create a fun discussion! So I asked on Facebook and of course I received the answer right away and I just have to say that I’m quite shocked by just how old Harry Potter has gotten. It’s an indication of just how old I have gotten and I’m not sure I’m a fan of that fact…

Just how old is Harry Potter? The answer might surprise you!

According to one of my friend’s calculations (because I have a really bad memory and all), Harry is celebrating his 37th birthday today. Harry James Potter was born on July 31st, 1980. Feeling old yet? I always thought that a wizard like Harry should have been born in like October or something but I guess that it’s fitting that J.K. Rowling would give him the same month and day of her own birth.

So happy birthday to J.K. Rowling, too! Thank you, Ms. Rowling for helping us to escape the world we live in every now and again to enter the magical world. We are forever grateful to you and your amazing talent. 


Feeling old about Harry turning 37? Then don’t research how old Daniel Radcliffe (the actor who played Harry in the movies) now is. That will make you feel really old.

How are you celebrating Harry Potter’s birthday?

You could relive the memories in the series of books:


Or have a Harry Potter movie marathon tonight.



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