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Hogwarts Year Calendar

This calendar lists important events in the Hogwarts school year as well as a few important events which happened during Harry Potter’s years at the school. Birthdays are not listed here but on their own page.

January

  • first week – Hogwarts Express comes back to school from London and winter term starts at Hogwarts

February

  • 14 – Valentine’s Day – celebrated memorably in 1993 and 1996
  • 24 – (1995) – Second Task of the Triwizard Tournament

March

  • ? – The death of Dobby the House-Elf (1998)

April

  • Easter holidays – two weeks, Hogwarts Express transports kids back and forth (the dates vary every year with the varying dates of Easter Sunday)
  • start of summer term at Hogwarts

May

  • 1-2 – (1998) – The Battle of Hogwarts and the defeat of Voldemort by Harry Potter
  • 29 – (1993) – Harry Potter defeats Tom Riddle in the Chamber of Secrets

June

  • first week – final exams; N.E.W.T.s and O.W.L.s begin
  • 4 – (1992) – Harry Potter defeats Quirrell/Voldemort in the chamber of the Philosopher’s Stone
  • second week – N.E.W.T.s and O.W.L.s conclude
  • 24 – (1995) – Voldemort is reborn in the Little Hangleton graveyard
  • (1995) beginning of Voldemort’s second rise to power
  • third or fourth week – end of summer term
  • 30 – (1997) – Battle of the Tower and the death of Albus Dumbledore
  • Leaving Feast – awarding of points and House Cup
  • Hogwarts Express travels back to London

July

  • sometime in July – O.W.L. and N.E.W.T. results are posted to the students by the Wizarding Examinations Authority
  • sometime toward the end of July – letters go out to new students who will be coming to Hogwarts (perhaps these events happen together)

August

September

  • 1 – Hogwarts Express travels from King’s Cross, London, to Hogsmeade Station
  • 1 – start of the school year at Hogwarts
  • 1 – evening: Welcoming Feast, the Sorting
  • 2 – classes begin
  • second week – flying lessons begin for First Years, Quidditch tryouts (PS7)

October

  • 31 – Halloween
  • 31 Halloween Feast at Hogwarts – 7 pm
  • (1981) – near midnight – the first defeat of Voldemort by Harry Potter
  • (1992) – first attack of the basilisk from the Chamber of Secrets (Mrs. Norris)

November

  • Hogwarts Quidditch season begins (see Hogwarts Quidditch Teams page for a detailed discussion of the schedule)
  • 8 – (1992) – second attack by the basilisk from the Chamber of Secrets (Colin Creevey)
  • 24 – (1994) – First Task of the Triwizard Tournament

December

  • first week – McGonagall takes names of students staying over Christmas holidays
  • 17 – (1992) – first attempt at a Duelling Club at Hogwarts, led by Lockhart and Snape
  • 18 – (1992) – third attack of the basilisk from the Chamber of Secrets (Finch-Fletchley and Nearly Headless Nick)
  • third week – end of fall term, Hogwarts Express takes kids back to London
  • 25 – Christmas Day
  • 25 – (1994) – Yule Ball
  • 26 – Boxing Day

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