Gryffindor Pride Day is celebrated on March 22 every year, and we’re here with all the information you need to celebrate the day in an amazing way. Do you know that it has been 25 years since the first “Harry Potter” book was released? Gryffindor is one of the many houses of the fictitious school of Hogwarts in the “Harry Potter” series. The Sorting Headgear, a magical hat that sorts youngsters into different houses of the school based on their character and skill, puts people who have courage and determination into the House of Gryffindor. Gryffindor is also Harry Potter’s house, and as a result, people adore Gryffindor even more. Gryffindor Pride Day was designed to honor the magnificent house of Gryffindor.
History of Gryffindor Pride Day
The house of Gryffindor was created by Godric Gryffindor. He was also one of the founders of the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Godric had been skilled ever since he was a kid. One of his best qualities was that he never discriminated between wizards and muggles, as he adored both. The Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry was founded by four people — two wizards and two witches. Their names were Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin. The names of the houses in the school were the surnames such as Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin.
Unlike Slytherin who has always discriminated against the Muggles, The house of Gryffindor valued courage, grit, and determination and it didn’t matter to them who possessed these qualities. The name Gryffindor comes from the word ‘Gryffin’ or ‘Griffin,’ which means “a half lion.” This is also the symbol of the house. The second part of the name has a French origin, ‘D’or’ in French means “made of gold,” hence the house has the color gold. Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, also known as “Nearly Headless Nick,” is the ghost of the house of Gryffindor.
“The Fat Lady” guards the entrance to the Gryffindor common room. To enter the room, you need to tell her the password. Some of the noteworthy people in Gryffindor are Sir Cadogen from the Middle Ages, Albus Dumbledore, James Potter, Lily Evans, and Harry Potter.
Gryffindor Pride Day timeline
Hogwarts is founded by two wizards and two witches.
Sir Cadogan is defeated at Wyvern of Wye.
Dumbledore, one of the greatest members of Gryffindor, joins the Hogwarts school and the house of Gryffindor.
The star of the show, Harry Potter, joins Hogwarts and is sorted into the house of Gryffindor.
Gryffindor Pride Day FAQs
Can a Slytherin date a Gryffindor?
Gryffindors and Slytherins are often pitted against each other, but they could make for an exciting, if unusual, pairing. Sure, Gryffindors might not understand the self-serving nature of Slytherins, but the mental gymnastics between the two would certainly keep them on their toes.
How do I become a Gryffindor?
To be a part of Gryffindor, you need to be courageous and show chivalry. However, being courageous doesn’t mean you need to do something extravagant.
What is a Gryffinpuff?
Huffledor-Gryffinpuff is a combination of two Hogwarts’ houses from “Harry Potter,” merged together to create a house for those who feel like they belong in both. Or for those who don’t fit into any house at all, and need somewhere to belong.
Gryffindor Pride Day Activities
Cosplay as “Harry Potter” characters
You can throw a "Harry Potter" themed party and have a good time dressing up as characters from the books with your friends. This is surely a fun way to celebrate.
Share it on social media
Let everyone know you're celebrating this day. Take pictures of yourself dressed up in “Harry Potter” outfits and share them on social media.
Learn more about Gryffindor and its history
Learn more about Gryffindor's history. Learning about the precursor of the events helps you better understand events in the books and movies.
5 Facts About “Harry Potter” That Will Blow Your Mind
Potter and his great-grandfather share the name
He was named after his grandfather, who also had the same name, according to Pottermore.
Some plants are real
Plants like Mugwort not only exist in the books, they are very real.
There's only one character from Muggle history
Nicolas Flamel is the only person shown in Muggle history.
The author and the star share birthdays
J.K. Rowling, the author, and Potter, the boy wizard, were both born on July 31.
The names were decided on airplane
Rowling wrote down the names of the houses mid-flight.
Why We Love Gryffindor Pride Day
It gives us a chance to do something fun
We can dress up as our favorite “Harry Potter” characters and have a good time with our friends on this day. It helps us to reminisce about our childhood memories of watching "Harry Potter."
It allows us to meet like-minded people
On this day, you'll meet other Potter enthusiasts, as well as people who identify as Gryffindor members, and take delight in it. This allows you to chat and celebrate together.
It gives us a chance to expand our knowledge
This day allows us to learn about "Harry Potter" storylines beyond the movies. It helps us understand certain aspects of the film in a more profound way.
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