Looking upon a room filled with yellow wall hangings and fat armchairs with the insignia of a badger? That’s when you know you’re in the common room of the Hufflepuffs! Hufflepuffs are a household in the Harry Potter universe, known for their unquestionable loyalty, hard work, and kindness.
For those who want to hang out with people like Cedric Diggory and Nymphadora Tonks, this is the perfect opportunity! Hufflepuff Pride Day is where anyone can wear their gold and black scarves and spend a great deal of time making friends.
Now is the time to learn more of what Hufflepuff Pride Day is all about!
History of Hufflepuff Pride Day
Helga Hufflepuff is the founder of the Hufflepuff household. Born in Wales during the 10th century, Helga helped to found the Hogwarts school alongside her companions. Her household isn’t defined by how smart, cunning, or brave they are, but by their willingness to learn. They are easily detected as they display oodles of patience along with a penchant for justice.
Valuing loyalty, honesty, and fair-play, Helga has made it her place to help bring witches and wizards together, no matter their background. On a minor but no less important note, her kindness has also been shown in her actions throughout her life, as she became the first witch to bring the house-elves to Hogwarts and give them a home, safe from abuse and mistreatment. Now there is something to be proud of!
Hufflepuff Pride Day started through the Pottermore website as a way for people to celebrate the house known for its fair and good qualities. The Pottermore website, itself, was designed by the author J.K Rowling, who wrote the novels and helped direct the Harry Potter series of films.
People all over the world who are fans of the Wizarding World express the pride of their household by wearing their house colors and celebrating with friends and family how much they love the Harry Potter universe.
Alongside Slytherin, Gryffindor and Ravenclaw, the Hufflepuff household is a place where folks can have fun cheering participants on in sports, having crazy cooking nights in the kitchen, and sharing a strong sense of dedication in everything that is done.
How to Celebrate Hufflepuff Pride Day
Lots of creative opportunities come to mind for celebrating Hufflepuff Pride day and all things Harry Potter, such as:
Wear Hufflepuff Household Colors
One way to be sure that the Hufflepuff household is esteemed is by donning Harry Potter merch or a costume that represents it. Many popular stores and brands carry designs specifically for HP fans. Or, it’s possible for people to design their own clothing items that they can wear every day to show off their special Hufflepuff pride.
Read (or Re-Read) the Harry Potter Books
Whether it’s the first time around or it’s been several readings now, Hufflepuff Pride Day is a great reminder that it’s time to read the Harry Potter series of books again. With seven full books in the magical series, it’s a fun, light experience that tends to grow along with the book characters.
Throw a Hufflepuff Party
To really express love and affection for the Hufflepuff household, host a party with friends and binge-watch the Harry Potter movies! Decorations should, of course, be in yellow and black. Costumes could be compulsory. Quidditch is obviously the game of choice. And the food? Well, sausage, kippers, toast with marmalade, treacle tart, trifle, and fried tomatoes of course! Just like what is eaten in the beloved stories.
Spend Some Time In Nature
As a nod to a favorite pastime of the Hufflepuffs, this would be a great day to spend some time outdoors. The household of Hufflepuffs absolutely adore nature, which stands to reason as they are represented by the element of earth.
And when they are in their common room and can’t be outside? Well, the book describes it as being open and airy, with plants around, designed to make the occupants feel as if they are outdoors.
Watch the Harry Potter Films
The entire JK Rowling film series includes eight feature-length films, so it would be quite a marathon to watch them all together.
For the one that many Hufflepuff fans might enjoy, consider the third film in the series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. This 2004 film features Robert Pattinson as Cedric Diggory, the captain of the Hufflepuff household Quidditch team and the guy who proves himself to be extremely fair and loyal, defending Harry (eventually even from beyond the grave).
Create a Harry Potter Account Online
Hufflepuff Pride Day is all about celebrating the aspects of the household that make it unique and different! For those who aren’t sure which one their household is, it’s easy to create an account on the Pottermore website and see which one comes up.
How to Know If You’re a Hufflepuff
Some themes come to life when applied to certain persons. Consider these characteristics to tell who does or doesn’t fit will into the Hufflepuff household.
You know you’re a Hufflepuff when….
- Even though you are as tired as fudge and other capable people are around, you still continue doing what you started until it’s finished.
- You have a way of seeing the beauty in others and, most especially, when that person cannot see it in himself or herself.
- You understand that personality is far more important than looks.
- You hate conflict and would rather help your enemies than hurt them. In fact, you hardly have any enemies.
If you’re a Hufflepuff, then share your pride by posting on your favorite social media platforms using the hashtag #hufflepuffprideday.