Eighteen years ago today, Harry Potter entered the prefects’ bathroom on a tip from Cedric Diggory. He started the water running and submerged the mysterious Golden Egg in the bath at Moaning Myrtle’s suggestion, for she had seen the other boy do the same. Harry ducked his head under the water and famously heard the following:
Come seek us where our voices sound/We cannot sing above the ground/And while you’re searching ponder this:/We’ve taken what you’ll sorely miss/An hour long you’ll have to look/And to recover what we took/But past an hour – the prospect’s black/Too late, it’s gone, it won’t come back.
Upon hearing this song, Harry realized that the next task of the Triwizard Tournament would take place within the Black Lake, would involve merpeople, and something… stolen from him. We suspect you have a pretty good idea about what happens next!
Were you aware that today (January 21) had this relatively minor Harry Potter anniversary attached to it? Likely not, but what if you had a calendar that had all of the significant dates from the Potter series timeline already on it? MuggleNet has created a Fandom Calendar for the 2013 year that comes with all of the birthdays of the book characters and film actors, dates of Potter conventions, and all holidays important in our Muggle world clearly labeled.
We guarantee this is the most magical calendar you will ever own, so why not purchase it now for yourself, your friend, or a family member in this new year? It’s only available until January 31, so be sure to get it now before it’s gone… FOREVER.