Imagine you are eleven years old, did you get your Hogwarts letter? It’s time to go back to Hogwarts. Every year, millions of Harry Potter fans also known as Potterheads recognize September 1st as Back to Hogwarts Day. J.K. Rowling, the creator of the beloved series, said it best, “Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”
Having fun is the best way to celebrate Back to Hogwarts Day. Whether you celebrate alone, online, or with family and friends, enjoy your journey back to Platform 9 ¾.
- Reread the Series: Snuggle under a fuzzy blanket with your favorite Harry Potter book and revisit the Wizarding World. Or use September 1st to start rereading the entire series.
- Listen: Are you trying to study? Clean house? Or other tasks that keep you from reading? Listen to your favorite Harry Potter book.
- Watch: Host a movie night. Watch your favorite Harry Potter movie (or all). An impromptu movie night is a perfect way to celebrate going back to Hogwarts. Along with the Harry Potter series, you can watch Fantastic Beasts or the new Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts special reunion.
- Music: Do you have a long commute to school or work? Turn up your favorite Harry Potter soundtrack to pass the time. Or tune out the rest of the world by putting your headphones on and enjoying the sounds of the Wizarding World.
- Get Crafty: Did you recently view a Wizarding World craft online? Today is the perfect day to let your creative side shine brightly. From potion bottles to ornaments for your Christmas tree, making crafts is a great way to celebrate Back to Hogwarts Day. The best part is you can always watch or listen to Harry Potter as you craft.
- Food & Beverages: Butterbeer, chocolate frogs, licorice wands, and much more. Creating the food and beverages from the Harry Potter series is one of the best ways to celebrate. Plus, you can always eat and drink these tasty treats while watching the movies.
- Lego: Pick up a new Harry Potter-themed Lego set for family night. From the Hogwarts Castle to Hagrid’s Hut, each themed Lego set represents a different area in the Wizarding World. Who knows maybe you will end up with an entire room of Harry Potter Lego sets.
- Online: Meet and chat with other fans in your favorite Harry Potter group.
- Write: Do you like to write? Write fanfiction. Create your own version of the Wizarding World.
Have fun! Enjoy J.K Rowling’s magnificent series about “The Boy Who Lived.”