Letters begin arriving at Number Four, Privet Drive, inviting Harry to Hogwarts

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— Harry Potter

Harry receives his first letter from Hogwarts, which Uncle Vernon burns. After he boards up the letter box, letters begin to appear rolled up inside eggs and down the chimney.

Timeline Notes

The dates are determined by counting back from the established date of July 31 for Harry's birthday.

We are told the days on which these dates fall:
Monday. This reminded Harry of something. If it was Monday -- and you could usually count on Dudley to know the days the week, because of television -- then tomorrow, Tuesday, was [Harry]'s eleventh birthday. (PS3)

In the "real" 1991, however, July 31 fell on a Wednesday.

Harry's Hogwarts letters begin arriving
Date breakfast July 24, 1991
Location in Canon PS3
Type of Event Wizarding world



This event appears on Pottermore as chapter 3, moment 1 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

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