Readers, it’s time to feel old. Because today, Harry Potter fans across the globe are celebrating 20 years since the first JK Rowling book, ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’, was released.
It went on to sell 450 million copies, making a single mother from Scotland rich enough to live in a castle.
20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others. It’s been wonderful. Thank you.#HarryPotter20
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 26, 2017
There are numerous events being held across the UK to celebrate today, online as well as IRL. For the occasion, Facebook has gotten in on the action, hiding a number of Potter-related Easter eggs around the site allowing users to cast spells by typing certain words into posts.
Create a post of comment with one of the following words in it, and a magic wand will appear on your screen and reveal some magic animations:
- Harry Potter
Click on the words in your post at any other time for the wand to reappear and let you do it all over again.
There goes a productive Monday at work.