Let's Celebrate Harry Potter 20th Anniversary With 20 Curiosities

The magic universe we all love is here again. Kind of.

Santiago Lechmann
Created by Santiago Lechmann
On Jan 4, 2022

Let's talk for a minute about how all of our life we've been living with Harry Potter at our side. The whole wizarding world has given us so much to love that we should all be thankful for it: books, movies, canon, lovely characters, unforgettable villains and so much more.

Now, we're receiving the 'Harry Potter: 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts', where all of our favorite actors and actresses from the movie get reunited together to talk about their experiences, how Harry Potter changed their lives, and all that in the wonderful sets and locations where the story take place. The most magical thing about it is that we'll get the chance to see Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Tom Felton, Matthew Lewis and so many more together. YES, TOGETHER. (I'm crying already).

So, in order to join us at this magical celebration, we've decided to gather some curious facts and curiosities about this whole universe that you might not know. Here we go!


Ron was supposed to die?

Rowling said that he almost broke the promise of keeping our favorite threesome alive and... SHE HAD ALMOST KILLED RON? I wouldn't have survived to that, really. She thought about this while he was having some difficult times in her life. Fortunately, she kept Ronald alive. YAAAS!


Harry and Voldermort were relatives?

It's very common that wizards and witches from the Wizarding World have some kind of relationship but what really blew our mind is that Harry and Voldemort might share their blood. Why? Well, simple. They were both connected to the Peverell family (yes, the Deathly Hallows family).

>> Can you score 100% on this Voldemort quiz?


What Did Dumbledore See On The Erised Mirror?

What? He didn't see himself grabbing a pair of socks? Well, apparently not. What Album Dumbledore really saw in the mirror was his whole family happy together. I'm not crying, you're crying.


Snape hated Neville Longbottom

If Neville had been the Chosen One, Lilly Potter would have never died. And we all know Snape's feelings for Lilly...

>> Would Neville Longbottom Date You?


Hermione and Ron's Patronus

Our favorite couple Patronus' are related that's because they're in love. While Hermione's one is an otter, Ron's Patronus is a Jack Russell Terrier... commonly known for chasing otters.


The Dementors

Dementors are a physical representation of Rowling's struggle with depression right after her mother passed away.


Tom Felton stole food from the set?

While filming Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the team sewed the pockets of the robes that Tom Felton wore to prevent him from stealing food on set.


Harry and Dudley relationship

Dudley and Harry kept in touch for the rest of their lives by Christmas letters. Not only that, but Harry sometimes took her family to Dudley's house. Awww.

Are You A Muggle, Or Not? Let's Find Out With This Magic History Quiz...

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When was Hogwarts funded?

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How can you enter Diagon Alley?

3 / 5

In which year was the Chamber Of Secrets first opened?

4 / 5

When was Nearly Headless Nick born?

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How was Rovena Ravenclaw's daughter's name?

Questions left

Grindelwald and Dumbledore's relationship

Rowling revealed that Album had fallen in love with Grindelwald. And she added: "This is a very old man who has a very terrible job to do. And his gayness is not really relevant. Very relevant to him as a character, because I always saw him as a very lonely character."

>> Which Member Of Dumbledore's Army Are You?


Ron deepest fear of spiders

Ron hated spiders because Fred turned his teddy bear into a spider when Ron was three years old.


The Troll

Something really big was needed for Hermione, Harry, and Ron to become friends, said Rowling, and that was the Troll they defeated together. SWISH AND FLICK!


How many wizards are there in England?

According to Rowling, there are about 3,000 wizards in England. Were you expecting more or less than that?


What's Voldemort's Boggart?

If Voldemort had stepped into a Boggart, he would have probably seen his own dead body because that was what scared him the most: his own death.


Hermione's pronunciation

Because Rowling was too upset about being asked how Hermione's name should be pronounced, she made Victor Krum learn the correct pronunciation in The Goblet Of Fire.


Draco and Pansy Parkinson?

Why weren't they married? Rowling said that's because she represents every girl who mocked up of her during school and that she is Anti-Hermione and she hated Pansy. WELL SAID.


A romance between Hermione and Fred?

Rumors have it, Rowling has thought about making Hermione and Fred date together. That would have been weird.


Daniel Radcliffe wasn't gonna be Harry?

Did you know what Haley Joel Osment was planned to be Harry? Well, at least that was the idea when Steven Spielberg was meant to direct the first movie.


What about 'the eyes' problem?

In the books, Harry’s eyes are “bright green”... but Radcliffe’s are blue. Rowling said that the only thing important was that Harry's eyes looked like Lilly, so whoever played Lily Potter would need to have some resemblance to Radcliffe.


And Peeves? Where is Peeves?

British comedian Rik Mayall was cast as Hogwarts' poltergeist. He even shot the scenes that were later deleted by the director. I would have loved seeing him, what about you?


An essay? What?

When the third film was being shot, Alfonso Cuarón wanted Emma, Harry, and Rupert to write essays about their characters. David Heyman confessed that they were really similar to their characters: Dan wrote a page, Emma wrote 10 and Rupert didn't deliver anything.

HOGWARTS IS OUR HOME! We're super delighted to see our favorite actors, our favorite characters, and our favorite movie back to life again. Let's remember we've got 'Harry Potter: 20th Anniversary Return to Hogwarts ' premiering on January 1st and a new Fantastic Beast movie in May. ARE YOU READY FOR MORE MAGIC?

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