"....a day to honour the greatest wizard of this or any age."
-- letter from Harold Skively to the Daily Prophet (DP1)
Letter written by Harold Skively to the Daily Prophet, suggesting a new public holiday (DP1). Mr Skively in his letter makes a case for a wizarding public holiday to honour the wizard Merlin, but ruins it by mentioning that what he would really like is a day off that would fall in the summer months. The editor of the Daily Prophet sees through this (DP1).
While the date printed on DP1 is 31 July 1998, the timeframe for these events is 1992-1993.