If you are a fan of the Harry Potter franchise, then you probably already know about a special unofficial holiday called the Slytherin Pride Day. This occasion commemorates house Slytherin, one of the four houses in the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This is a special day where people can know more about the house as well as to celebrate themselves as being fans of the Harry Potter Franchise.
About the Slytherin Pride Day
The House of Slytherin is one of the four houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry along with Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, and Hufflepuff. It was founded by Salazar Slytherin. Slytherins are known for being ambitious and cunning. They have produced smart wizards and witches but some of them were considered dark or villainous. J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter book series, said that Slytherin corresponds to the water element.
During the Slytherin Pride Day, Harry Potter fans rejoice and are brought together by the celebration they organize themselves. They dress in Slytherin uniforms and try to act cunning and ambitious. Fans also take advantage of this day to watch film series or read books.
Unfortunately, even with extensive research about this holiday, we are still not sure as to how this event started or even who founded it. But still, we can make a good guess as to why it started – perhaps Harry Potter fans want a day of celebration where they can honor and recognize the house of Slytherin. Hence, this unofficial holiday was born.
The Slytherin Pride Day is always celebrated every March 21 each year. This means that the upcoming Slytherin Pride Day will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020.
The following are the main reasons why you should participate in the celebration of the Slytherin Pride Day:
You are a Fan of Harry Potter
If you are a Harry Potter fan or a Potterhead, then you should definitely celebrate this day. You have the right to be crazy about the book and film series. You can invite your friends and family to do a Harry Potter themes costume party with you. This is just an enjoyable day fitting for you.
To Get to Know More About House Slytherin
This day is also a good opportunity to know more about house Slytherin. They have been portrayed as the villains of the series. But they have their own purposes and one of their members was a great hero to the series – Severus Snape, whom people thought was the villain but was actually not. There are a lot to know about this house and this is the perfect day to know them.
Celebration Ideas and Activities
The following are the best things to do to make your celebration of the Slytherin Pride Day as best as it can be:
Dress Up In Slytherin Uniform
It is a good idea to dress up in Slytherin uniform during this day. You can purchase one from the shop or make one your own.
Act Like a Slytherin
You can also try to act as a Slytherin member during this occasion. You can stand tall and be cunning and ambitious.
Get Involved with the Harry Potter Franchise
This is also the best day to get yourself involved with the Harry Potter franchise. Read the books or watch the film series. You have all the day to yourself to enjoy anything about the franchise.
Celebrate on Social Media
You can also take your celebration of this day on social media. You can, for instance, use the hashtag #SlytherinPrideDay to let your friends and followers know that you are also participating in the celebration of this day.
- The following are some interesting facts about Slytherins that are worth sharing during this event:
- Slytherins are associated with cunning, ambition and a tendency to look after their own.
- Slytherin has produced its share of Dark witches and wizards, but members are not afraid to admit it.
- Slytherins are always striving to be the best, something they have in common with Ravenclaws. However, Slytherins will never leave their own behind.
- Salazar Slytherin was the founder of Slytherin house. His chocolate frog card describes him as one of the first Parselmouths, an accomplished Legilimens and a notorious champion of pure-blood supremacy.
- The Head of Slytherin house is Severus Snape. He is the Hogwarts Potions master. Professor Snape’s office is in the dungeons.
- The Bloody Baron is the Slytherin House ghost. He seems mysterious and unfriendly to the other houses, but he is actually very kind to Slytherins and will usually agree to scare people for them if asked nicely. Just don’t ask how he got bloodstained, he doesn’t like it.
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