The first edition of Harry Potter Series was published today, 20 years ago!

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Should June 26 be declared as the World Wizard Day? Since on this day, in the era of 1997, the history of fantasy novel altered forever with the publishing of the first Harry Potter novel, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone’. The magical write-up series of seven books authored by J.K Rowling is considered to be a modern young-adult literature, and its movie series is said to be one of the highest-grossing media of all time.

The Potter Heads of the globe are celebrating this literature with sheer enthusiasm. The cult following of Rowling’s saga gets yet another public demonstration as 676 kids in the UK created a world record ‘largest gathering of people dressed as the fictional protagonist, Harry Potter’ by gathering at Marietta Square dressed as wizards and witches. Facebook is also celebrating the English drama as it decided to install Easter eggs on each post consisting names of Houses in Hogwarts-Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin. JK Rowling was able to sell over 400 million Harry Potter copies, and the series is till date translated in more than 68 languages worldwide.

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