This year July is an even bigger month than usual for Harry Potter fans thanks to the upcoming Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The official script of the London play is out as a book July 31—a date normally celebrated as the birthday of The Boy Who Lived.
But let’s not forget another important Harry Potter character celebrating a birthday this weekend: Neville Longbottom. Neville may not have turned out to be the chosen one, but he still made a huge difference in the fight against Voldemort and was always there for his friends. Tied together by prophecy and friendship, these two characters celebrate their birthdays just one day apart, and both turn an unbelievable 36 years old this year.
With the extra festivities for the book release, it’s the perfect time to celebrate with some Potter-themed items we can all enjoy. We tracked down 36 magical pieces of Harry Potter merchandise to honor Neville and Harry’s 36th birthdays that every fan will surely want to summon into their homes.
2) Book purses
11) Tea towel set
Photo: Harry Potter – Tea Towel Set http://t.co/VwENHXtdbh— jordan dené ellis (@jordandene) December 18, 2014