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On June 26, 1997, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published. Doesn’t it seem so weird, knowing that 15 years ago, you didn’t even know about this story that would change your lives forever? Harry Potter has definitely defined a generation, and back then on this day, you couldn’t even being to imagine what it would become. I was only 1 when it was released, so I don’t remember anything, obviously. My mom started reading Harry Potter to me when I was 6, and it was the first chapter book I’d ever read on my own.
Tell us your thoughts on how it feels to know this all started 15 years ago! Doesn’t seem like it’s been that long, right?
Happy 15th anniversary Harry Potter! And thank you so much, Joanne Rowling, for changing our lives.
Our friends at myHogwarts had created a documentary last year about the battle that killed Voldemort. If you haven’t taken a look at the documentary, then today would be a great day to do so as we remember the anniversary of The Battle of Hogwarts.
On May 2nd of 1998, Harry Potter defeated Lord Voldemort on the grounds of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. We remember this day by celebrating and remembering the lives of the many who lost their lives during those dark times.
Here at myHogwarts, we want to honor this important day by sharing a gripping documentary directed by Hogwarts alumni Nicholas Acosta. This documentary features interviews with those on the battlefield that day, as well as an exclusive sit down with a former Death Eater, Luna Lovegood, Dean Thomas and others involved with the Battle that would then shape the future of our community.[excerpt from The Battle of Hogwarts Documentary]
“We were given these. The serial numbers changed to reflect the date of the next meeting. Neville still has his… shows it to his students from time to time. I keep it to remind myself of what I was part of – something that should never be forgotten.
[excerpt from The Battle of Hogwarts Documentary]
You can view the entire 49-minute Battle of Hogwarts documentary for free on YouTube, at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL46950D4B1F0F21E4
May 2, 1998 – The Battle of Hogwarts took place and Voldemort was defeated.
Tell us what your favorite moments were in the Deathly Hallows book/movie in the comments below.