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Fred and George fly away from Hogwarts into the sunset

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"George, I think we've outgrown full-time education ... Time to test our talents in the real world, d'you reckon?"
-- Fred Weasley (OP29)

"Give her hell from us, Peeves."
-- Fred Weasley (OP29)

Fred and George fly away from Hogwarts into the sunset

The twins are caught by Filch turning a Hogwarts corridor into a swamp. Umbridge tells them that they’re going to find out what happens to wrongdoers at Hogwarts, to which they reply “No, I don’t think we will.” They Accio their brooms from her office and fly off into the sunset, with a final call out to Peeves to “give her hell!”

Timeline Notes

This event happens on the first Monday after the Easter holidays, which is a two-week break. In 1996,  Easter fell on April 7, we can't really determine when the Easter break would have occurred based on that.  Logically, we can place this event on either April 15 (the week after Easter) or April 22. However, we do know that the Easter holidays in book six began six weeks before exams, which started on June 1. That would put the start of the Easter holidays on Monday, April 1. If that's the case, we can narrow the date of this event down to April 15.



For many fans, this event is firmly fixed in their minds as involving a lot of wonderful fireworks, not to mention an outstanding musical score. That's how the film version of Order of the Phoenix depicts it. However, the filmmakers actually combined two separate events from the book for their version of Fred and George's escape from Hogwarts. The fireworks incident took place on April 2, the day after Fred and George turned 17 and came of age, while their flight from Hogwarts took place on April 15.

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