Harry's-Birthday

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Harry Potter rolled over inside his blankets without waking up. One small hand closed on the letter beside him and he slept on, not knowing he was special, not knowing he was famous, not knowing he would be woken in a few hours’ time by Mrs. Dursley’s scream as she opened the front door to put out the milk bottles, nor that he would spend the next few weeks being prodded and pinched by his cousin Dudley… He couldn’t know that at this very moment, people meeting in secret all over the country were holding up their glasses and saying in hushed voices: “To Harry Potter - the boy who lived!”

Happy Birthday, Harry James Potter! (July 31, 1980)

Today Harry James Potter is 37 years old.

He’s lived two decades more than the age he was when he willingly died.

So he refuses to eat his birthday cake unless Ginny admits he’s 20 years old.

What do you mean I’m almost 40? No. I died at 17 and was reborn. Technically. I’m twenty. I’m practically a young boy. Don’t “Dad” me. I’m twenty years old. Ron, tell them.

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“This boy will be famous, a legend. I wouldn’t be surprised if today was known as Harry Potter day in future. There will be books written about Harry, every child in our world will know his name.”

Happy birthday, Harry James Potter! (b. July 31, 1980)

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He’ll be famous, a legend. I wouldn’t be surprised if today was known as Harry Potter day in the future – there will be books written about Harry – every child in our world will know his name.

Happy 37th Birthday to Harry Potter! – 31st July, 1980