“Harry saw Voldemort’s green jet meet his own spell, saw the Elder Wand fly high…spinning through the air toward the master it would not kill, who had come to take full possession of it at last.” This quote from J.K. Rowling’s illustrious novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, commemorates Harry Potter’s victory over the vindictive Lord Voldemort. On May 2, Muggles (and wizards) alike came together to commemorate this notorious defeat of the infamous Lord Voldemort. Voldemort Defeat Day, celebrated annually by the English Club and Gryffindor Tower incorporates many events to honor the triumph of Harry Potter in the seventh novel of J.K. Rowling’s notable series. Some of these events include a scavenger hunt for Horcruxes and British food incorporated into the cafeteria food.
This year the cafeteria served shepherds pie as tribute. In addition to this, the English Club handed out Voldemort Defeat Day buttons to bring further attention to the victory of Harry Potter over Lord Voldemort. The English Club also collaborated with St. Catherine University’s Gryffindor Tower as their common interest in the defeat of Lord Voldemort assists with the festivities and participation of Voldemort Defeat Day. In addition to the interest brought to this event by Gryffindor Tower and the English Club, the festivities were also mentioned on Minnesota Public Radio as a large amount of public curiosity assisted in the excitement of the day.
Sarah Molland, a leader in the English Club, reported on the outcome of Voldemort Defeat Day.
“It was a great event, everyone involved was so glad to continue on with the English Club tradition”.
Overall, Voldemort Defeat Day once again captivated Potter fans all over campus as participation and creativity brought attention to the noteworthy overthrow of the malevolent Lord Voldemort.
However, this celebration does not have to be confined to one day. Gryffindor Tower on campus constantly commemorates the fantastic wizarding world crafted in J.K. Rowling’s series. The English Club similarly commemorates such a vision as this recurring event provides involvement for Harry Potter fans on campus.
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