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National Harry Day

Calling all Harrys! It's time to embrace your name and celebrate National Harry Day with pride - after all, you're one of a kind.
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December 19
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Get ready to celebrate all the Harrys out there on December 19 for National Harry Day! This fun holiday is dedicated to anyone with the name Harry, but it's also a great opportunity to honor the beloved character of Harry Potter and all the other famous Harrys in history. Did you know that the name "Harry" has been around since medieval times and is derived from the Germanic name "Heinrich," meaning "ruler of the home"? So whether you're a Harry or just a fan of someone with this popular name, let's come together and celebrate on this special day!

History of National Harry Day

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National Harry Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1035</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>King Harry I Of England</div><div class='timeline-text'>Harry became a regal name with King Henry I of England, often referred to as Harry in colloquial language.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Harry Highly Popular</div><div class='timeline-text'>The name Harry peaked in popularity in the United States during the 19th century.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1984</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Prince Harry's Birth</div><div class='timeline-text'>Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, was born, renewing the global interest in the name Harry.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1997</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Harry Potter Launch</div><div class='timeline-text'>J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series introduced the world to the wizard Harry Potter, making the name Harry iconic in pop culture.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2008</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Harry Day Humble Beginnings</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Harry Day was first celebrated in 2008, although the origin and creator is unknown.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Harry Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a Harry-themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite all your friends named Harry to a Harry-themed party! Decorate with Harry Potter decorations, serve Harry-inspired food and drinks, and have a movie marathon of Harry Potter films.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go on a Harry scavenger hunt</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Create a scavenger hunt with clues related to famous people named Harry. You can include landmarks, statues, and other objects that pay homage to famous Harrys.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Donate to charities supporting people named Harry</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Research and find charities that support people named Harry, such as organizations for children with the name or for individuals with disabilities. Donate in honor of National Harry Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a trip to famous places named after Harry</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Plan a trip to places with the name Harry in them, such as Harry Potter World or the city of Harrogate in England. Take pictures and document your journey.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a Harry-themed playlist</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Compile a playlist of songs with the name Harry in the title or lyrics. You can also include songs from famous musicians named Harry, like Harry Styles or Harry Connick Jr.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Harry Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a day to celebrate the name Harry</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>For anyone named Harry, National Harry Day is an opportunity to embrace and celebrate your unique name! Share stories with others who share the same name and learn about its history and meaning.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Harrys are known for their creativity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Many famous artists, writers, and musicians have been named Harry. This holiday is a chance to honor the creative spirit of all individuals with this name and appreciate their contributions to the world.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Harrys are resilient and courageous</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The name Harry has strong associations with bravery and courage. From historical figures like Harry Truman to fictional characters like Harry Potter, those with this name are known for their strength and determination. National Harry Day is a time to honor these qualities in all individuals bearing the name Harry.</p></div></div>

5 Harry-Licious Facts for National Harry Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Harry is a Popular Name Worldwide</h3><p class='facts-content'>The name Harry, has not only been popular in English-speaking countries but also in others such as France, where it's a diminutive for Henry, and in Denmark and Norway, where it's a version of Harald.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Harry Houdini Wasn’t Born as Harry</h3><p class='facts-content'>One of the most famous Harrys, illusionist and stunt performer Harry Houdini, was actually born Erik Weisz. He adopted "Harry Houdini" as a stage name early in his career.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Harry has Royal Connections</h3><p class='facts-content'>Apart from Prince Harry, the name has long-standing English Monarchy connections. Five English Kings have been called Henry but referred colloquially as Harry.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Harry Potter Boosted the Name's Popularity</h3><p class='facts-content'>When the Harry Potter series first became popular, many new parents were inspired to name their children Harry, causing a spike in its popularity.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>There are Famous Female Harrys too!</h3><p class='facts-content'>Although traditionally a male name, Harry can be short for Harriet, a female name. Famous examples include Harriet "Harry" Keough, a character in the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho.</p></div></div>

National Harry Day FAQs

When is National Harry Day?

National Harry Day is celebrated on December 19th every year. In 2024 National Harry Day will occur on a Thursday.

National Harry Day Dates

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Day

2023

Dec 19

Tuesday

2024

Dec 19

Thursday

2025

Dec 19

Friday

2026

Dec 19

Saturday

2027

Dec 19

Sunday

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