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Wizarding Through the Ages
Calendar of Events

Harry Potter and the
Prisoner of Azkaban

"D'you get the feeling Hermione's not telling us something?"
     -- Ron Weasley

NOTES:
The dates on this calendar are figured as precisely as possible from the text of the book. In most cases, these dates can be determined with a high degree of accuracy. However, there are a few huge discrepencies. For example, there is a difference in June between the dates as they actually occured and as given in the book. June 6, the last day of exams, when Sirius and Lupin expose Pettigrew and when Harry and Hermione use the TimeTurner, is supposed to be a Thursday. In 1994, however, it was a Sunday. I have placed both dates on the calendar for that week: the actual date followed by the date as given in the book in parentheses.

Also confusing is the date given for Buckbeak's first hearing. It's supposed to be on April 20, but in the story it clearly happens well before the Easter holidays, which would have happened around the first of April. In fact, we are told that it happens just after four weeks into the term. It would seem that for some reason the hearing was moved up a few months. This would account for Harry and Ron's surprise when Hagrid told them on a February afternoon that it was going to be coming up that Friday. Undoubtedly Lucius Malfoy, after the embarrassing diary fiasco of the last school year, wasn't willing to wait until April and moved the whole thing up to February.

One more minor inconsistency is that Fudge says that Harry will stay in Diagon Alley for the last two weeks before the new school year, but it's clearly THREE weeks. Aunt Marge only stayed one week beginning on Harry's birthday, leaving three weeks to go before Harry and his friends needed to board the Hogwarts Express. I suppose we can just pass this off on Fudge having had a very rough night, worrying about Harry and not knowing where he was. UPDATE: In June, 2004, Rowling issued a correction to the book so that the text now says three weeks intead of two.

June 1993 - June 1994
JUL - AUG - SEP - OCT - NOV - DEC - JAN - FEB - MAR - APR - MAY - JUN
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY references
June 20 21 22
Dudley's 13th birthday
23 24 25 26
Ron tries to call Harry on the telephone
PA1
June 27 28 29 30 July 1 2 3 PA1
July 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 PA1
July 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 PA1
July 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 PA1
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Harry's 13th birthday

Aunt Marge arrives for a visit
PA1
Aug 1 2
Aunt Marge's wine glass explodes in her hand
3 4 5 6
Aunt Marge goes too far, and Harry "blows her up" like a balloon

Harry runs away from Privet Drive and is picked up by the Knight Bus
7
Harry is deposited outside The Leaky Cauldron by the Knight Bus

Fudge meets him and checks him into room 11 for the rest of the summer
PA2
Aug 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 PA3
Harry spends his days exploring Diagon Alley
Aug 15 16
Firebolt is displayed in Quality Quidditch Supplies
17 18 19 20 21 PA3
Harry spends his days exploring Diagon Alley
Aug 22 23 24 25
Weasleys return from Egypt
26 27 28 PA3
Harry spends his days exploring Diagon Alley

Harry buys his school stuff
Aug 29 30 31
Harry meets Ron and Hermione in Diagon Alley

Hermione buys Crookshanks
Sept 1
rainy

trip on the Hogwarts Express

Dementors board the train, Lupin drives them away from Harry
2
9am
Divination
(Muggle Studies and
Arithmancy for Hermione as well)

later morning
Transfiguration

lunch

Care of Magical Creatures where Malfoy is injured by Buckbeak
3 4 PA6, PA7
Sept 5 6 7 8 9
late morning
double potions: Gryffindors and Slytherins

Malfoy comes back to class

after lunch:
Defence Against the Dark Arts:
the Boggart
10 11 PA7
Sept 12 13 14 15 16 17 18  
Sept 19
Hermione's 14th birthday
20 21 22 23 24 25  
Sept 26 27 28 29 30 Oct 1 2  
Oct 3 4 5 6 7
evening
Quidditch meeting to discuss tactics
8 9  
Oct 10 11 12 13 14 15
Quidditch practice in the evening
16
Herbology with Hufflepuff

Transfiguration (Lavender learns of the death of her pet rabbit)
 
Oct 17 18 19 20 21 22 23  
Oct 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 PA8
Oct 31
first Hogsmeade visit

Harry has tea and a chat with Lupin

Halloween Feast

Sirius Black attacks the Fat Lady

everyone sleeps in the Great Hall
1
3 am
end of the search of the castle
2 3 4 5
weather has become very stormy

Defence Against the Dark Arts with Snape substituting for Lupin

Ron gets detention scrubbing bedpans in the hospital wing

FULL MOON
6
Quidditch match for Gryffindor

supposed to be with Slytherin but instead it's Hufflepuff

Dementors come to the match, Harry passes out, Hufflepuff wins

Harry's Nimbus 2000 is destroyed by the Whomping Willow
PA9

Harry's movements are being monitored by everyone for his protection

weather gets worse and worse as the week goes on
Nov 7 8
Potions

Defence Against the Dark Arts
(Lupin is back)
Hinkypunk
9 10 11 12 13 PA10
Nov 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
Nov 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Quidditch:
Ravenclaw "flattened" Hufflepuff
PA10
haze of rain into December
Nov 28 29 30 Dec 1 2 3 4  
Dec 5 6
McGonagall takes names of those staying at Hogwarts over Christmas
7 8 9 10 11  
Dec 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hogsmeade trip

Harry received the Maruader's Map and visits the village

Harry hears the story of Sirius Black's supposed double-cross
PA10
Dec 19
End of Term

Hogwarts Express back to London

Hagrid receives letter informing him that Buckbeak's hearing is scheduled for April 20
20
Harry, Ron, and Hermione begin working on Buckbeak's defence
21 22 23 24
the smell of cooking is in the air
25
CHRISTMAS

Harry receives a Firebolt

noon feast

McGonagall confiscates the Firebolt
PA11
Dec 26 27 28 29 30 31 Jan 1 PA12
Hermione spends her time in the library

Harry and Ron are mad at her for turning in the Firebolt
Jan 2
Hogwarts Express back to school
3
start of term

Care of Magical Creatures: Salamanders

Divination:
start of Palmistry

Defence Against the Dark Arts
4 5 6
8 pm
Lupin starts teaching Harry to do the Patronus Charm
7 8  
Jan 9 10 11 12 13
8 pm
anti-Dementor lessons
14 15
Quidditch:
Slytherin narrowly defeats Ravenclaw
 
Jan 16 17 18 19 20
8 pm
anti-Dementor lessons
21 22 PA12
Quidditch practices five nights a week
Jan 23 24 25 26 27
8 pm
anti-dementor lessons
28 29  
Jan 30 31 Feb 1 2 3
8 pm
anti-dementor lessons

Lupin and Harry discuss the Dementor's Kiss over a bottle of butterbeer

Harry finally gets the Firebolt back

Scabbers disappears, Crookshanks is blamed
4
Quidditch practice
5
Quidditch:
Gryffindor vs. Ravenclaw

clear, cool day with a light breeze

Malfoy, Flint, Crabbe, and Goyle try to sabotage Harry

Gryffindor wins

Sirius Black rips Ron's bed curtains trying to get to Scabbers
PA12, PA13
Feb 6
tightened security

security trolls guard the Fat Lady, whose picture has been repaired and rehung
7 8
Neville receives a Howler from his Gran

Harry and Ron visit Hagrid
9 10
8 pm
anti-dementor lessons
11
Buckbeak's hearing in London
12
Hogsmeade weekend

Harry gets caught by Snape after Malfoy spots him in Hogsmeade

Hermione receives word from Hagrid that Buckbeak will be executed
PA13, PA14
Feb 13 14 15 16 17
8 pm
anti-dementor lessons
18 19  
Feb 20 21 22 23 24
8 pm
anti-dementor lessons
25 26  
Feb 27 28 Mar 1
Ron Weasley's 14th birthday
2 3
8 pm
anti-dementor lessons
4 5  
Mar 6 7 8 9 10
8 pm
anti-dementor lessons
11 12  
Mar 13 14 15 16 17
8 pm
anti-dementor lessons
18 19  
Mar 20 21 22 23 24
8 pm
anti-dementor lessons
25 26  
Mar 27 28 29 30 31
8 pm
anti-dementor lessons
Apr 1
the twins' 16th birthday
2 PA15
around Easter, Hermione hits Malfoy, misses her Charms class (Cheering Charms) and drops out of Divination
Apr 3
Easter Sunday
4 5 6 7 8 9 PA15
Easter Holidays, tons of homework
Apr 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Gryffindor vs. Slytherin

Gryffindor wins 230 to 20
and wins the Quidditch Cup
PA15
Apr 17 18 19 20 21 22 23  
Apr 24 25 26 27 28 29 30  
May 1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
May 8 9 10 11 12 13 14  
May 15 16 17 18 19 20 21  
May 22 23 24 25 26 27 28  
May 29 30 31 June 1 2 3 4 (1) PA16
June 5 (2) 6 (3)
exams begin

morning:
Transfiguration exam (turn a teapot into a tortoise)

afternoon:
Charms exam
(Cheering Charms)
7 (4)

morning:
Care of Magical Creatures exam

afternoon:
Potions exam

midnight:
Astronomy
8 (5)

morning:
History of Magic

afternoon:
Herbology
9 (6)

morning:
Defence Against the Dark Arts exam

afternoon:
Divination exam
(Trelawney's second correct prediction)

Buckbeak sentenced to be executed

Sirius Black and Remus Lupin expose Peter Pettigrew

Peter Pettigrew escapes

Buckbeak and Sirius Black escape together
10
Harry, Ron, and Hermione leave the Hospital Wing at noon

Hogsmeade visit

Lupin resigns
11 PA16, PA17, PA18, PA19, PA20, PA21, PA22
June 12 13 14 15 16 17
exam grades come out

end of the year feast
18
Hogwarts Express back to London
PA22
June 20 21 22 23 24 25 26  
June 27 28 29 30 July 1 2 3  
July 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
July 11 12 13 14 15 16 17  
July 18 19 20 21 22 23 24  
July 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Harry's 14th birthday
GF2
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