Taking the Magic Online: Communities Celebrate Harry Potter Book Night 2021
You don’t have to look closely to see that Harry Potter Book Night 2021 celebrations were different from those of previous years.
Firstly, the date on which Potter fans across the globe get together to celebrate their favorite series was moved from its usual home in February to June 24 in response to COVID-19 restrictions in the United Kingdom. Secondly, this year’s festivities embraced the Muggle marvel that is the Internet and encouraged fans to get together online rather than meeting in person at events.
With this year’s theme paying homage to the number one retail destination in the wizarding world (Diagon Alley, of course), you could forgive fans for being disappointed that they were no longer able to visit their local bookstores and libraries. However, many of these communities instead hosted activities online and created take-home activity kits to bring magic into people’s homes. Schools also took advantage of in-person learning and pulled out all the stops to make the day magical for their students.
Keep reading to check out some of the ways communities celebrated Harry Potter Book Night 2021.
Those are just some of the ways in which communities safely celebrated Harry Potter Book Night 2021. If you attended any virtual events, please share them with us on our social media!