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Pumpkins, one of the decorations of Hogwarts' Hallowe'en feast.

Hallowe'en is a holiday celebrated by both Muggles and the wizarding world on 31 October. At Hogwarts School, there is a feast every year on Hallowe'en and the first Hogsmeade weekend of the year usually occurs around the same day. Rubeus Hagrid grows enormous pumpkins for the feast by magic. On this day in 1981, the First Wizarding War ended with the disappearance of Lord Voldemort, after he murdered James and Lily Potter. It was also the day Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington died.

Hallowe'en feast

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Main article: Hallowe'en feast

The Hallowe'en Feast at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry occurs on the 31st of October every year. Usually the Hallowe'en Feast is festooned with sweets-filled pumpkins, bats, orange streamers, water snakes and all sorts of Hallowe'en-related decorations. There is usually some entertainment at the end, this may be by the Hogwarts Ghosts who pop out of the walls and do formation gliding. It's a highly anticipated feast which most Hogwarts students look forward to every year.

Behind the scenes

  • Oddly enough, either during or after the feast in the first four books something fateful happens. The troll, the Chamber of Secrets re-opening, Sirius Black's attack on the Fat Lady, and Harry Potter's name emerging from the Goblet of Fire. In the seventh book, we discover that the date, 31 October is significant, as it is the date of James and Lily Potter's death - 31st October, 1981.
  • Also somewhat oddly, though Hallowe'en and the date of 31 October are of great significance within the series, nothing of note happens on Hallowe'en in any of the final three installments of the series.


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