Fans on social media mark 20 years of Harry Potter
It’s 20 years since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – the first Harry Potter novel by JK Rowling that began one of the most successful book and film franchises of the past two decades.
To mark the occasion fans have taken to social media to share their tributes.
More than 60,000 tweets were generated in the first 24 hours using the hashtag #HarryPotter20 which is trending worldwide.
Tweets have been building over the past week as many social media users – particularly from the millennial generation who grew up with the coming of age tale – have been sharing why they think the books are more than just good stories.
Some people shared quotes from the book, and images and memes from the films to mark the anniversary.