Today marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and fans are taking to social media to share their stories with the hashtag #HarryPotter20. Naturally, J.K. Rowling joined in the celebration:
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
It’s hard to believe that 20 years have passed, and harder still to fathom that a story that has touched the lives of so many once existed only in the mind of one remarkable woman.
How are you going to celebrate today? I suggest kicking things off by commenting on Facebook and incorporating the name Harry Potter or any one of the four Hogwarts houses. Go ahead, see what happens.