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J.K. Rowling Is Celebrating Harry Potter's 20th Anniversary With The Internet

By Mustafa Gatollari

Pssst. Want to feel old? Yeah? Wait, no? Well too bad.

It's been 20 years since the first Harry Potter book was released. That's right, the cultural phenomenon that has spawned endless books, six movies (and counting) and a ton of pop culture references, rising actors and actresses, action figures, and basically all love of wizardry is 20 years old.  If you remember reading Harry Potter as a kid that means that you are officially not young anymore.  very sad stuff.  You can still relive your youth with the new prequel series that will be coming out so we can see where it all began and continue to live on and keep the dreams of being wizards alive.  Because it is a fictional and mystical world, the amounts of characters that can be created our endless, which is great for everyone involved, especially the person who wrote it. 

Author J.K. Rowling tweeted about the milestone and even included the special hashtag Twitter made in honor of the day that kicked off a social phenomenon.