Today, March 22nd, Is Gryffindor Pride Day for Harry Potter fans. Gryffindor is literally the best house at Hogwarts. Our colors are red and gold, our element is fire, and our symbol is a freakin’ lion! Gryffindor is the most important house in the entire wizarding world of Harry Potter. Face it other houses, we’re the greatest. Why else would J.K. Rowling make Harry, Hermione, and Ron (along with many great supporting characters like Molly Weasley and Remus Lupin) Gryffindors if this wasn’t true?
If you haven’t been sorted in a house yet go here to find out then come back to celebrate why Gryffindors, with “their daring, nerve and chivalry,” deserve to celebrate today with the pride of a lion!
History In The Making
In the wizarding world, Gryffindors are plastered all over the history books. Hogwarts’ headmaster Albus Dumbledore’s had numerous achievements and was instrumental in creating the Order Of The Phoenix that helped defeat the dark lord Voldemort during the First and Second Wizarding Worlds. Also the entire Gryffindor class during Harry Potter’s seven years at Hogwarts organized and rose up, defeating Voldemort as CHILDREN. Gryffindors are revolutionaries that saved the world.
Gryffindors might be considered the jocks of Hogwarts, and for good reason. We kick so much butt on the field it’s not even funny. Quidditch, the most popular sport in the wizarding world, is taken seriously by Gryffindors. During Harry Potter’s years on the team (he was the youngest seeker in a hundred years!), Gryffindor won the Quidditch Cup three years in a row! We would have won more if it wasn’t for all that Voldemort business.
Head of the Gryffindor house and transfiguration professor, Minerva McGonagall (as played by Dame Maggie Smith in the films) is such a badass. Her wisdom and stern kindness has inspired many Gryffindors to step up to any challenge they face (including encouraging the next Gryffindor on this list). If it weren’t for Professor McGonagall, we would all crumble.
Neville Longbottom’s journey is the perfect of example of what it means to be a Gryffindor. It doesn’t matter if you start out a dorky awkward person like Neville, through the love and support of his fellow classmates, the ‘brave at heart’ quality of all Gryffindors will eventually shine through. By the Battle Of Hogwarts, Neville helped lead the charge against the dark forces, even standing up to Voldemart and then cutting off the head of the evil snake Nagini with the legendary sword of Godric Gryffindor due to his bravery.
Friendship Through The Ages
Through thick and thin, Gryfindors stick together no matter what happens. Whether it’s the bonds created between the trio of Harry, Hermione, and Ron in their adventures over the years, the marauders shenanigans back in the day, or even smaller characters like the friendship between Dean Thomas and Seamus Finnigan. Gryffindors always got each others backs during the bright and dark days. In the end, “their daring, nerve and chivalry/Set Gryffindors apart,” and that’s something I can be very proud of!
What are you doing to celebrate Gryffindor Pride Day? Tell us your favorite Gryffindor moments from Harry Potter in the comments below!
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