To Celebrate 20 Years Of Harry Potter, This Is How The Entire World Had One Giant Party

By Hurmat Riaz | 27 Jun, 2017

Author’s recommendation: Please read this article while listening to the Harry Potter soundtrack. Thank me later.

To say that Harry Potter is a Global phenomenon might be an understatement.

The magic that these books hold can never be denied and fans who have grown up  in the magical world of Harry Potter find themselves forever changed  by the boy that lived in the cupboard under the stairs.

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Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of J.K. Rowling’s epic masterpiece, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” and it was a phenomenal day to say the least.

The Queen J.K. Rowling herself came out with a heartfelt tweet saying how much she was thankful that her idea changed the world.

J. K. Rowling has been an inspiration for fans, not only because of the marvel that has been Harry Potter itself but also because of her personal story.

With her powerful story entwined with multiple failures before success, she continues to inspire young writers to truly believe in themselves.

JK Rowling on Blue Peter in 1997

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone turns 20 today. Here’s author JK Rowling speaking in 1997 about the first book and her plans for the series #HarryPotter20Read how Harry Potter enchanted the world

Posted by BBC Archive on Montag, 26. Juni 2017

Pottermore (the online community by JK Rowling) posted the most heart warming and tear jerking video of all time for Potterheads.

The more you watch it, the more it’ll make you cry. But they’re happy tears so it’s okay… :’)

The 20 most memorable moments from the Harry Potter books

On this day 20 years ago Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published for the very first time. Bloomsbury asked you to tell them your favourite moments from the series for their celebratory video. Get ready to reliver the highs, the lows, the laughter and tears from 20 years of reading Harry Potter…

Posted by Pottermore on Sonntag, 25. Juni 2017

And social media gave us extra Eidi by introducing these features:

Twitter gave us a Potter emoji.

Facebook made the word Harry Potter and house names more magical.

In case you haven’t already checked that out, type Harry Potter in the comments section and tap on the word and see the magic! XD

*been doing this since yesterday*

*Hufflepuff You can see it by clicking it on the links as well other than typing. It's working on some pages and…

Posted by Pottermore – More Than An Insider on Sonntag, 25. Juni 2017

Snapchat also gifted us with a Harry Potter filter. Crown your forehead with Harry’s scar and eyeglasses.

Google maps turned into Marauader’s map. Kya baat hai gee! Dil khush ker diya!

And this is the most precious of all: a new Guinness World Record was set yesterday of most people gathered dressed up as Harry Potter.

Gather around Potterheads. We know what record to break next.

*puts on her Gryffindor robes*

These kids in Bolton have broken a Guinness World Record for the most Harry Potters in one place…

Posted by BBC North West on Freitag, 23. Juni 2017

Bloomsbury also released 20th-anniversary editions of books which are Hogwarts house inspired.


They are available in bookstores in Pakistan.

In case you were wondering where to spend your Eidi.

Scientific American gifted us with this research article proving that reading Harry Potter makes you nicer.

*sends to all those people who say that Harry Potter is just a children’s story*

It's been 20 years since the release of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone. Research shows that the bestselling book series has the potential to make us nicer people.

Posted by Scientific American on Montag, 26. Juni 2017

Fans from all over the world reminded us how much these books have changed the world.

People turned to social media to pour their hearts out to show how much Rowling’s writing meant to them:

Fans started posting about their own stories of how they stumbled upon Philosopher’s Stone for the first time and…

*dabs her eyes with tissues* they’re so precious.

Source: Pottermore/Facebook

SO PRECIOUS!!! *cries till eternity*

Source: Pottermore/Facebook

And of course, the internet cannot live without memes or puns.

Pot-ter. Geddit? HAHAHA.

We all know that magic will live on forever. On the internet, in our hearts, through books, through films, through memes and whatever comes next in the future!

So celebrate this day with hitting the books or having a Harry Potter marathon.

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Btw, you enjoyed it while listening to the soundtrack? Told ya. 🙂

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