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Magical Harry Potter easter egg for Facebook users

The first Harry Potter novel was released in the UK 20 years ago.
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Are you wondering why some of your friends on Facebook are suddenly updating their statuses with Harry Potter references?

The social media giant is celebrating 20 years since the UK release of the first Harry Potter book, “The Philosopher’s Stone” and made a special interactive easter egg to those who wish to reference the epic story.

Fans need only to type in the name of the young wizard or any house of Hogwarts: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin, into their status.

Every time a friend clicks on the words, they will get a magical surprise.

Harry Potter became a worldwide sensation when it was first released in England on June 26, 1997.

It would make its way to the United States a year later with the revised title Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Each consecutive entry, seven in the series, was a worldwide event and they were eventually made into successful blockbuster movies, making a star out of Daniel Radcliff when he was only 11-years old.