Why is October 31 important to the Harry Potter Universe?

Although we may not realize it while reading, the author of the series, JK Rowling, brought some important events to the date of October 31st. Therefore in Harry Potter universe, October 31 is a date that important events were taken place. Let’s see what happened on October 31.

1. Death of James and Lily Potter

On October 31, 1981 as a result of Peter Pettigrew’s betrayal, Lord Voldemort went to Godric’s Hollow and killed James and Lily Potter. This dark day, the beginning of Harry’s personal tragedy, has been celebrated with great happiness by the wizarding world because lord Voldemort has disappeared and The First Wizarding War is over.

James Potter

2. The Magnificent Trio was founded

Ten years after the death of his family, Harry Potter had a very active Halloween in his first year at Hogwarts. At the end of the night he made another friend. On October 31, 1991, when Hermione called Ron “not leviosaar, but levioosa”, a troll managed to enter the school. Ron and Harry were able to defeat the troll thanks to Hermione. From that day on, Hermione became friends with Ron and Harry, and the magnificent trio was formed.

3. The Chamber of Secrets has been opened

On October 31, 1992, when the headless Nick’s death day party was celebrated, the chamber of secrets was reopened fifty years later, thanks to Ginny Weasley, who was under the influence of Tom Riddle’s diary. Ron, Harry and Hermione, who find Filch’s cat Mrs Norris swaying petrified, will meet with an interesting inscription on the wall: “The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. Enemies of the heir… beware”

4. The Fat Lady’s Portrait is vandalized

The following year was equally a fearful Halloween for Hogwarts. Sirius Black, who is sought everywhere by the Ministry of Magic, entered Hogwarts on October 31, 1993 and slashed The Fat Lady’s portrait.

5. The Goblet added Harry Potter as Champions

The date of 31 October 1994 was not easy for Harry. At Hogwarts, which hosts students from other wizarding schools, Halloween is excitedly awaited. The names of the students who will participate in the Triwizard Tournament will appear on the fire goblet. The goblet added an extra name and announced that Harry Potter was one of the champions,. The excitement was replaced by surprise and anger.

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