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7 events in Utah to celebrate Harry Potter’s 37th birthday

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7 events in Utah to celebrate Harry Potter’s 37th birthday

By Whitney Butters Wilde, Deseret News | Posted - Jul. 19, 2017 at 10:32 a.m.

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Harry Potter, the “boy who lived” and put the entire world under a spell, turns 37 on July 31.

Fans first met Harry, who shares a birthday with his author J.K. Rowling, on his 11th birthday at the opening of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone” — or “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” as it’s called in the U.K.

Because the Harry Potter series is set almost a decade before its release, according to Time magazine, Harry Potter is now celebrating his 37th birthday.

This year is a special year for fans, since June 26 was also the 20th anniversary of the book’s release in the U.K. And after two decades, Harry’s story is still popular.

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Whitney Butters Wilde


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