Here's why 2017 is SO important for Harry Potter fans

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Here's why 2017 is SO important for Harry Potter fans

It's a pretty big deal, guys

We're all in agreement that 2016 was a bit of a shocker (besides the totes brill reality TV), aren't we?

Here at heat we'd really just rather forget most of last year ever even happened and we're pretty determined to make 2017 a gazillion times better at all costs.

So far the new series of Celebrity Big Brother is definitely getting things off to a fab start.

(You can remind yourself of the full line up here, BTW.)

And we've just received some V EXCITING news which basically means 2017 will be a MAGICAL year.

It turns out 2017 is a super important year in the Harry Potty universe as it is the year that the epilogue (you know, the bit set 19 years later right at the end of the Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows?) is set in.

Basically, the guys over at CinemaBlend have carried out an in-depth study into all things Hazza P, and have worked out all the important dates.

There's a bit of maths involved so bear with us.

As you'll know (or you should know if you call yourself a Harry Potter fan) Nearly Headless Nick celebrates the 500th anniversary of his death in the second book, Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets. On his cake it reveals that he died in 1492 – which would mean the Chamber of Secrets is set in the school year of 1992-1993.

Are you following so far? Good.

In the final book and film there is a big battle, The Battle of Hogwarts, which would have occurred towards the end of Harry's 7th year at Hogwarts, making it 1998.

So…19 years on from 1998 is 2017!

Spoiler alert: this practically means Harry Potter And The Cursed Child is set in 2017, too.

And if you needed ANOTHER reason to believe 2017 is the year of all things wizardy and wonderful, this year marks the 20th anniversary of the first UK publication of Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone.

Besides making us feel MEGA old, the 20th anniversary year is set to be a bit of a biggun for HP fans.

According to the Pottermore blog, this year will see the publication of four special editions of the first book – one for each Hogwarts house – and new editions of The Tales of Beadle the Bard, Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them.

YAAAAAS.

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