Here’s a fact to make you feel old: Hermione Granger turns 36 today. 36!!
Long gone are the days when Hogwarts’ brightest pupil scored top marks in all her tests and sucker punched Draco Malfoy. Nowadays she’s a big dog at the Department of Magical Law Enforcement and surely on a one-way ticket to becoming Minister of Magic.
Hermione (played by Emma Watson) never celebrated a birthday in the Harry Potter books, but author JK Rowling took to Twitter this morning to wish her much-loved character many happy returns.
Happy Birthday Hermione Jean Granger. I miss writing you!
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 19, 2015
We wish you’d write more, JK!
Rowling wasn’t the only one in festive spirits. Fans from across the world have also taken to Twitter to mark Hermione’s special day.
— Harry Potter HQ (@HarryPotterHQ) September 19, 2015
Happy birthday, Hermione Granger-Weasley! ???
— Trisha (@trishapdln) September 19, 2015
The hair was a highlight actually. Greatest Witch of any Age. The sassy Hermione Granger. Happy Birthday ❤️ pic.twitter.com/HVuFuLnPFw
— Saachi (@SatiricSach) September 19, 2015
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HERMIONE GRANGER!
— luthorio. (@peet_zuh) September 19, 2015
Happy birthday to Hermione Granger. One of my first female role models & still a source of inspiration in my twenties (thanks, @jk_rowling)
— Sara (@callmesara) September 19, 2015
— – (@HA_HermioneJG) September 19, 2015
Let’s hope she’s currently tucking into a Molly Weasley birthday cake before an evening of butterbeer and firewhisky. We hope you have similar celebrations planned.