Happy birthday, Harry Potter! Here’s how you can celebrate

Harry Potter fans have an extra birthday to celebrate each year: July 31. That’s because it’s Harry Potter’s (and JK Rowling’s!) official birthday.

Can we even remember the days before Harry Potter was introduced to the world?

Twitter sure doesn’t seem like it can.

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There are plenty ways to celebrate the holiday:

Watch the movies or read the books: Hey, if you have the time -- why not? There are 8 movies and 7 books available, and now is as good a time as any to either begin or watch/read again.

Go to Harry Potter festival this weekend: It's right here in OHIO, and just a couple of hours away from the Dayton area. It will be held Aug. 3 and 4 in Lancaster where plenty of fun activities for wizards and muggles of all ages will be held.

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Use Snapchat's quidditch bitmoji: Yes, that's right: you can now see how you'd look chasing the Golden Snitch on a Nimbus 2000. Here's how to use it and experience Harry Potter's world like you've never before.

Make your own butterbeer: Why not really experience the wizard world with some food? This butterbeer recipe seems to be pretty close to what it would be like.

Mark your calendars to buy Hogwarts castle: The next best thing to visiting Hogwarts may be buying a 6,020-piece Lego set of the mythical castle. The set will cost nearly $400 and is slated for a Sept. 1 release.

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Wear your house colors: Slytherin, Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, or Ravenclaw? That's for you to decide -- and show off.

No matter how you celebrate, we’re sure Harry Potter would be proud. Just don’t forget about next year, too.

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