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Old September 6th, 2011, 5:48 pm
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Re: Little Questions Answered v.20

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Originally Posted by Saawan View Post
So first of September never in seven years is on a Saturday? And if it was they students had their first day of classes on a Sunday? Because they always have the sorting feast and the lessons start the next day.
Strictly speaking, we only can look at six years, as we didn't see the start of the school year in DH. As far as I know, Harry's first year was 1991:

1991- September 1 is a Sunday
1992- September 1 is a Tuesday
1993- September 1 is a Wednesday
1994- September 1 is a Thursday
1995- September 1 is a Friday
1996- September 1 is a Sunday

So yeah, if the book has them attending classes the day after a definitely September 1 feast in OotP, then it is a bit of an inconsistency.


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