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"New Year's Eve and bitter cold, snowing, you know. Nasty night."
— Description[src]

January is the first month of the year. It is the first month of the year that contains thirty-one days.

Notable events

Date Year Events
4 January 1995
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Rita Skeeter's article stating that Rubeus Hagrid is a half-giant is published. Hagrid goes into hiding and is ashamed to be seen in public. This leads to the trio and Dumbledore trying to cheer him up and reminding that they are still his friends.
5 January 1992 The Hogwarts Express returns to Hogsmeade Station bringing back the students who went home for Christmas. This is the second term of the 1991-1992 school year.
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Harry has his first lesson with Remus Lupin on the Patronus Charm. He succeeds in conjuring a non-corporeal Patronus in the form of a shield, an impressive feat for a thirteen-year-old wizard and manages to hold the boggart Dementor at bay.
6 January 1997
"This memory is everything... without it we are blind. Without it, we leave the fate of our world to chance. You have no choice. You must not fail."
— Harry being assigned the task of retrieving the true memory from Slughorn[src]
Harry has his third lesson with Dumbledore. During this lesson Harry is assigned the task of retrieving the true memory from Slughorn.
7 January 1996 The Hogwarts Express brings students back to Hogwarts School after the Christmas Holidays. Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Fred, and George ride the Knight Bus to Hogsmeade. This is the second term of the 1995-1996 school year.
1997 Potions Master Horace Slughorn presented each of his sixth-year Potions students with a phial of this poison so that they could brew an adequate antidote under the principle of Golpalott's Third Law.[1]
9 January 1960 Severus Snape is born to Tobias and Eileen Snape.
30 January Lily Evans is born to Mr and Mrs Evans.
26 January 1964 Gilderoy Lockhart is born.


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince — Chapter 18 (Birthday Surprises)