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The Panamanian fans of the young magician saga of Harry Potter, of the British writer JK Rowling, will celebrate for the first time in the country the "Harry Potter Book Night," a global initiative of Bloomsbury editorial that seeks to promote the pleasure of reading, informed today its promoters.
The international event, which will be held on February 7, under the title "Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry," will be at the National Library Ernesto J. Castillero, located within the Omar Recreational Park, an extensive green area in the Panamanian capital.
The activity, which will be the first of its kind in Central America, will begin at 18:00 local time (23:00 GMT).
The first edition of the Harry Potter Book Night was held in 2015 and had about 10,500 celebrations and events around the world that got together millions of fans of the young magician's adventures.
In other countries, there are fancy dress contests, craft workshops, readings, magic tricks and questions about all the Harry Potter books.
Between 1997 and 2007, Rowling published the seven books of the famous Harry Potter saga, which has sold more than 500 million copies in the world, and which would become an equally successful film series, discovering in 2001 some very young Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, and Rupert Grint.
The event, organized by the Phoenix Panama Order, has the collaboration of the British Embassy in the Central American country.