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Day-to-Day Calendar of Deathly Hallows

Day-to-Day Calendar of Deathly Hallows

NOTE: This calendar is NOT formatted for smaller screens. We are working to create a version which will work on any size device, but that’s a bit trickier than you might think with the calendar layout. Since this is a direct port from an outdated system, some of the formatting might be a bit wonky and some links might not work. 

Edited by John Kearns

The numbers following some descriptions are chapter/page references: DH29/628 means chapter 29, page 628 of the first hardcover US edition (like all good purists, we embrace the UK edition as the standard, but we’re working from the first hardcover US edition at the moment, so bear with us).

Please realize that this is a first draft of our calendar.  There are almost certainly some things missing and some changes to be made, so please be patient with us as we get them straightened out.  If you have specific information that makes you think we’ve made a choice that’s wrong, send us an owl, citing references (including page numbers) and let us know what needs to be changed. Thanks!

Events in blue are approximate dates. The lettered items in the calendar have corresponding notes below.

July 1997 – May 1998
& September 2017
Jul – Aug – Sep – Oct – Nov – Dec – Jan – Feb – Mar – Apr – May – Sep 2017
(Day unknown)
Lupin/Tonks Wedding;
(Day unknown)
Death Eaters meet at Malfoy Manor
July 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Harry spends morning packingDursleys go into hidingOrder of the Phoenix is ambushed while moving Harry to safety; Hedwig and Mad-Eye Moody dieHarry and Hagrid land at the Tonks house, then go on to the Burrow
July 28
Mrs. Weasley puts the trio to work and questions Harry about plans
Dinner with the OrderHarry and Hermione sneak to Ron’s room to discuss plans with him
11am: Delacours arriveMolly asks Harry about what to do for his birthday
Harry turns 17Ginny gives Harry a birthday kiss, angering RonScrimgeour crashes Harry’s party and gives trio items from Dumbledore’s will
Aug 1
3pm: Bill & Fleur’s WeddingHarry talks to Muriel, Mr. Doge, and KrumMinistry of Magic falls; wedding ambushedTrio apparates to Muggle town but encounters Death Eaters and zips to Grimmauld Place
At Grimmauld Place, Harry finds letter from Lily, trio figures out R.A.B.Kreacher tells story of the fake locket and the sea cave and explains that Mundungus has stolen the locketHarry sends him to search for Dung
Kreacher does not return
Aug 4
Kreacher does not returnDeath Eaters appear outside Grimmauld PlaceLupin arrives asking to join Harry, who refuses him as they quarrelKreacher returns with Mundungus, and trio learns that Umbridge has the locket Horcrux
Trio starts monitoring entrance to Ministry of Magic
6 7 8 9 10 DH11
Aug 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Aug 18 19 20 21 22
Hermione’s name appears in Daily Prophet, on list of Muggle-borns wanted for interrogation
23 24
Aug 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Sep 1
Extra Death Eaters appear outside Grimmauld PlaceDaily Prophet reports that Snape is new Hogwarts headmasterHarry decides to try to infiltrate Ministry tomorrow
Trio infiltrates Ministry and narrowly escapes with locket.Ron is splinched.

Harry sees Voldemort learning that a boy stole the thing Voldemort wants from Gregorovitch

Trio moves to a new town, with dementors, and realizes the negative effects of wearing the Horcrux
4 5 6 7 DH12
(day unknown)
Trio visits orphanage in London, discovers it has been replaced by office tower
(day unknown; autumn)
Trio overhears conversation about Gryffindor’s sword, talks to Phineas NigellusRon storms off and disappears
(next day)
Hermione stalls in packing but finally she and Harry depart
(over the weeks)
Harry continues to see Voldemort wanting to catch the thief who stole an item from GregorovitchHarry and Hermione get updates on Hogwarts from Phineas Nigellus
Dec 15 16 17
Harry and Hermione discuss going to Godric’s Hollow
18 19 20
Luna captured by Death Eaters from the Hogwarts Express on her way home for Christmas (DH25)
21 DH16
Dec 22 23 24
Harry and Hermione visit Godric’s Hollow, see James and Lily’s graves and house, and visit Bathilda Bagshot, who turns out to be a fake replacement for the real person and attacksHermione helps Harry escape but his wand breaks in the process
Harry wakes up with Hermione tending to his injuriesThey read about Dumbledore’s friendship with GrindelwaldRon figures out how to use the Deluminator to find Harry and Hermione
Hermione takes Harry to the Forest of DeanOn watch, Harry sees a silvery doe and follows it to discover Gryffindor’s sword in a frozen lake; when he tries to get it, Ron appears, saves his life, and uses the sword to destroy the locket HorcruxHermione attacks Ron but Harry calms her down
Ron explains the jinx on people who speak Voldemort’s nameRon and Hermione convince Harry to try visiting Mr. Lovegood
Trio visits Xeno LovegoodMr. Lovegood tells the story of the Deathly Hallows, then tries to sell Harry to the Ministry, and the trio just escapesHarry thinks he figures out the mystery of the Hallows
Dec 29 30 31 Jan 1 2 3 4
Jan 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Jan 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Jan 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
Jan 26 27 28 29 30 31 Feb 1
Feb 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Feb 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Feb 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Feb 23 24 25 26 27 28 Mar 1
Mar 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Mar 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Mar 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
  Ginny and Draco leave Hogwarts for Easter holiday1 (DH24, DH29). Draco goes to Malfoy Manor, Ginny goes to the Burrow. DH22
Apr 5 6

Easter break begins

7 8 9 10 11
(Exact day unknown; April, during the Easter holidays)
Trio listens to Potterwatch until Harry speaks Voldemort’s name; trio is captured by Snatchers

Trio is taken to Malfoy mansion but escapes thanks to Dobby, who is killed in the process along with Wormtail (happens partially post-midnight, early the next morning)

(beginning at dawn the next morning)

Safe at Shell Cottage, Harry buries Dobby in the yard

Harry asks Griphook and Ollivander for help

Voldemort gets the elder wand from Dumbledore’s tomb

(a few days later)
Griphook agrees to help Harry in exchange for Gryffindor’s sword

Harry, Hermione, Ron, & Griphook begin plotting to break into Gringotts

12 Easter Sunday 13 14 15 16 17

Easter break ends

(a few weeks later, in April, date unknown)
Bill returns Muriel’s tiara
Lupin arrives to announce that his son has been born, asks Harry to be godfather

Bill pulls Harry aside to warn him against trying to pull a fast one on Griphook

May 1

Harry, Ron, Hermione, & Griphook break into Gringotts, steal Hufflepuff’s Cup, lose Gryffindor’s sword, and escape on a dragon

Trio returns to Hogsmeade, Hog’s Head, and Hogwarts

Hogwarts gears up for battle as Voldemort seeks out the Horcruxes and takes flight for the school; Ron and Hermione destroy Hufflepuff’s Cup as Harry seeks the diadem of Ravenclaw

May 2
(starting at midnight)
The Battle of HogwartsHorcruxes are destroyed; Snape, Fred, Lupin, Tonks, and Colin die; Harry sacrifices himself for the world but survives and kills Voldemort
Sep 1, 2017

Harry, Ginny, Ron, Hermione bring their children to Hogwarts Express and send them off to school



1The Easter holidays most likely begin Friday, 21 March. The earliest possible date for Easter Sunday on this calendar is 23 March, but it is far more likely that it starts later than this. Also, though we don’t know for certain the length of Hogwarts’ Easter holidays, again the likelihood is great that they are later in the spring, rather than earlier. The holidays cannot begin any later than 21 March because the events described as taking place the next week are specifically in March (DH22). Rowling has stated that the Battle of Hogwarts took place on 2 May. We are assuming for this calendar that she means that the final battle in the Great Hall was on 2 May.

Special thanks to Malte for pulling out a number of specific details to make this more exact.