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Muggles mourn Harry Potter’s parents

Yes, many will be partying. But for muggles, Halloween is a particularly sad day. 


Lauren Rae Orsini


Posted on Oct 31, 2011   Updated on Jun 3, 2021, 1:48 am CDT

Halloween is a day of candy, costumes and fun. But for Harry Potter fans, it is also a time for sorrow and reflection.

Today, muggles all over the world mourn the anniversary of the death of James and Lily Potter, Harry’s parents. Though James and Lily are fictional characters, their impact on Twitter is real. The global trending topic has seen 17,000 mentions and counting today.

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*First Published: Oct 31, 2011, 12:19 pm CDT