July 31 holds a special meaning for fans of the Harry Potter series. And not just because it's the day that Harry Potter and Cursed Child hits shelves and e-readers around the world. July 31 is Harry Potter's birthday, i.e. the day the wizarding world was changed forever. (For us Muggles, that day is June 30, 1997, when Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone was released.) There are plenty of ways to honor this special day, from throwing a Potter party to a movie marathon. For those with some social media savvy, they may like sharing Harry Potter birthday memes that celebrate The Chosen One's birthday.
Because there's not better way to show your love for The Boy Who Lived than by sharing the love on social media. Sharing a meme or sappy status reminds everyone about the importance of July 31 and proves that you are a hardcore Potterhead. (And if you're a true fan, you'll point out that July 31 is also J.Kr. Rowling's birthday, which I doubt is a coincidence. ) Not to mention, it keeps the magic of Harry Potter alive for future generations.
From the humorous to the heart-wrenching, each of these 15 memes are the perfect way to honor Harry Potter on what would be his 36 birthday. (Yeah, he's pretty old y'all.)