Today marks 20 years since our lives were magically changed with the introduction to our favourite wizard, Harry Potter. The first book in the seven-part series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, was released on June 26th 1997. In celebration of J.K Rowling’s extraordinary wizarding world, Facebook have included a very significant Easter egg for fans when they post about the birth day of the franchise.
Users on the social media platform noticed that the words ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Gryffindor,’ Hufflepuff,’ ‘Ravenclaw,’ and ‘Slytherin,’ once posted turn the colour of their personal house colours – Harry and Gryffindor appear as red, Hufflepuff in yellow, Ravenclaw in blue and Slytherin in green. And if that wasn’t brilliant enough then also added was the effect of a magic wand casting sparkling spells when tapped on the Potter-themed words.
Leading up to the celebration, Bloomsbury publishing released special edition house colours of the Philosopher’s stone and includes some amazing back-information on each house along with some medieval styled artwork.
The wizarding world continues to thrive with Rowling now working on the Fantastic Beasts franchise, which will now be made up of a total of five films due to it’s incredible box office success last year. The sequel to 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – starring Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander and Katherine Waterston as Porpentina Goldstein – beings production in July and will be released in November 2018.