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According to the original letter Hagrid receives, Buckbeak's hearing is to be on 20 April. However, according to the information the book gives us, the Easter holidays don't take place until after the hearing is over, and, in fact, Easter Sunday fell on April 3 in 1994. HPLexicon's timeline, which admittedly I have my doubts about, places the hearing on 11 February. Thoughts? ProfessorTofty (talk) 06:36, May 8, 2013 (UTC)
- I agree that this constitutes a contradiction and I think it should be mentioned somewhere that it is such. Nonetheless, the hearing was irrefutably and unarguably on 20 April - the book states so. It's possible that for some reason the Easter holidays were held after Easter itself, or else that witches and wizards celebrate Easter on a different day than Muggles do. --Hunnie Bunn (talk) 19:38, May 8, 2013 (UTC)
- If the Lexicon's logic is sound, then it should be moved to 11 February. The hearing was definitely not on 20 April, despite having been originally scheduled to that date, as the date is incompatible with the rest of the action in the book (20 April is after the Gryffindor vs. Slytherin match that decides the Quidditch Cup winner, but the hearing was on the chapter before that one). Maybe there was a scheduling conflict at the Ministry, and the hearing had to be held sooner? -- 23:28, May 8, 2013 (UTC)