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This Saturday, May 2nd, marks the 22nd anniversary of the end of the Battle of Hogwarts, one of the most remarkable events in the Harry Potter franchise that was narrated in the book The Deathly Hallows, as well as in the two films inspired by the work literary.
Annually, author JK Rowling uses the date to apologize to fans for the death of a character on her Twitter profile. However, in the midst of a pandemic that is taking the lives of many people around the real world, the tradition has been broken.
Through the social network, Rowling explains that this year the celebration of the Battle of Hogwarts will be different, with a donation to those affected by the coronavirus crisis. She says:
“Today is the 22nd anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, but I will be honest and say that it seems inappropriate to talk about fictional deaths today. Many people are losing loved ones in the real world.
So, on this anniversary of a great wizarding victory, I am thinking of the people out there doing their jobs to protect us and our way of life. I have three essential workers in my immediate family and, like all of these relatives, I am torn between pride and anxiety.
As always in such a crisis, the poorest and most vulnerable are the hardest hit, so in honor of the Battle of Hogwarts, I will make a donation of £ 1 million, half of which will go to https://crise.org.uk, who is helping the homeless during the pandemic and half of which goes to https://refuge.org.uk, because we know that domestic abuse has unfortunately increased enormously during the quarantine. “
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