Karachi British Council Library celebrates as Harry Potter turns 20

Karachi [Pakistan]: On the eve of Harry Potter and its helmer J.K. Rowling’s birthday (on July 31), Karachi celebrated a birthday bash for the wizard at British Council Library here.

The bash was completed with every flavoured jelly beans, cupcakes, make your own wand station and a costume contest, reports the Dawn.

The British Council Library’s director in Sindh and Balochistan, Chris Hunt, said on Sunday, “We have loads of activities, including the Harry Potter snakes and ladders, book readings, make a wand, origami sessions . it’s all about engaging the children and their parents in the literature.”

Dressed as Prof Quirrell/Lord Voldemort from the first book of the Harry Potter series, Hunt further said, “Actually, she [Rowling] got her honorary degree from the university the day I got my degree from Edinburgh.”

Adding, “When you graduate from the university, its not the same like others where you toss your hats in the air . you are sort of touched on the head with a cloth… it’s believed to be the inspiration for the sorting hat in the book.”

We are ready for the #HarryPotter20 party at @pkBritish #Karachi library @KidsBloomsbury @BritishArts pic.twitter.com/8LctHdW019

— Chris Hunt (@ChrisinKarachi) July 30, 2017
Thanks @Necosnaturals for the spider pizzas ?? at the #HarryPotter20 party @pkBritish pic.twitter.com/BCMqyUdMes

— Chris Hunt (@ChrisinKarachi) July 30, 2017
With some of the winners of the #HarryPotter20 costume competition @pkBritish #Karachi library. Great effort! @KidsBloomsbury @BritishArts pic.twitter.com/WDxqDc3TyH

— Chris Hunt (@ChrisinKarachi) July 30, 2017