July 31st is not only the birthday of The Boy Who Lived, but it is also JK Rowling's 50th birthday! Yes, the author of the Harry Potter series turns 50 today, so we're celebrating with 50 reasons why we love Harry Potter!
At this point, House sorting is probably taken more seriously by Muggle fans than by Hogwarts students!
7 Weasley Siblings
Charlie, Bill, Percy, Fred, George, Ron, and Ginny; our favorite redheads!
So one of them turned out evil... but hey, 3 out of 4 mega awesome marauders isn't bad!
3 Deathly Hallows
And the tale of the Three Brothers.
Aww, it's just Fluffy!
7 Quidditch Players
3 Chasers, 2 Beaters, 1 Keeper and 1 Seeker, all flying high in the sky on broomsticks.
Let's not talk about the one where they all had awful hair...
The Harry Potter books have been translated into at least 67 languages!
Back to witches and wizards and magical beasts! Fan-made musicals by Team Starkid are basically canon, right?
The Golden Trio
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1 Boy Who Lived
JK Rowling, thank you. Without you, none of this would exist. Happy Birthday, from Harry Potter fans everywhere!