How Old Is Harry Potter? Today Is His Birthday

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Harry Potter celebrates his 38th birthday while J.K. Rowling celebrates her 53rd birthday.

"The event has brought together a family connected by a magical spell of witches and wizards", the Bookstore said in a statement. When it seems like we're stuck, we know that there is a part of the Harry Potter series that can help shine a light on our problems. For all those who grew up with Harry Potter, this fantasy series is just not a piece of a littérateur's favourite; it is a slice of one's life.

As it turns out, Jamie Parker, the actor who plays grown-up Harry Potter in the Tony-winning "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", is 38 too (though he'll be 39 in August). The event also saw a theme-based quiz and awards for the best-dressed participants.

It looks like Harry Potter fans in NY will have plenty of opportunities to spend a lot of time at the New-York Historical Society in the last half of 2018. Overall, Rowling's wizarding series books have sold over 500 million copies worldwide, making it the most successful book series of all time, and have even been translated into as many as 65 languages over the years. We're sure Alia Bhatt would make for an unbelievable Hermoine, won't she?

After her manuscript for the first of the Potter series was rejected by 12 publishing houses, Bloomsbury finally accepted her "children's book". The fifth book, 2003's "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" is the longest book at a Whomping Willow-sized 870 pages.

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Another user wrote: "Harry Potter was the first book I read for pleasure & the only book I've re-read. The next I heard from him, he had read the entire series".

Some of the best memes involved Harry flying into a birthday cupcake with his mouth wide open, Dumbledore and Snape dancing with the caption "everyday I'm Dumblin'" and gif of the epic "Harry Potter Puppet Pals" YouTube skit that aired 11 years ago.

So, how old is Harry Potter? You've got to make some sacrifices!

In a world with so much darkness and despair, who are we to judge?

To celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2018, Scholastic has released a new run of all seven of the "Harry Potter" books, but with a clever twist.

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