Harry Potter Fans Are Celebrating Albus Severus' First Time On The Hogwarts Express And It's SO Emotional
1 September 2017, 13:15 | Updated: 1 September 2017, 17:03
September 1, 2017 is a VERY important day.
Today is a very important day in the Harry Potter universe. Fans of the beloved books and film series are celebrating September 1, 2017 with the hashtag #19yearslater.
J.K. Rowling shared a message reminding her 12 million Twitter followers why today was so special.
Today's the day Albus Severus Potter boards the Hogwarts Express at King's Cross for the first time #19yearslater— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 1, 2017
In the epilogue of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, we learn that Harry, Hermione, Ron, and Ginny have all gathered at King's Cross station to send their kids off to school on the Hogwarts express.
The epilogue is titled '19 Years Later' (meaning 19 years after the defeat of Voldemort in 1998).
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September 1, 2017 is the day Harry sends his son, Albus Severus Potter, to Hogwarts for the first time. Real life has finally caught up with the books and it's a bittersweet day for Harry Potter fans everywhere.
today, on september 1st 2017, harry and lily sent albus off to hogwarts for his first year.— asla (@stardustdun) September 1, 2017
all was well.#19yearslater pic.twitter.com/WDdupWqdZ3
September 1st, 2017: Harry, Ginny, Ron and Hermione take their children to King's Cross station to attend Hogwarts. #19yearslater pic.twitter.com/P76z99JP17— Potterhead Posts (@PotterheadPosts) September 1, 2017
Today is the very day that the final chapter of The Deathly Hallows begins. #19yearslater— Cerys Gower-Jenkins (@Cherriesjenks) September 1, 2017
Good Luck at Hogwarts Albus Severus Potter! #Sep1
Some fans even headed to King's Cross station in London to celebrate the momentous day.
Gryffindor, Hufflepuff and Slytherin are ready to go #BacktoHogwarts! pic.twitter.com/1fMCxk2RQV— Pottermore (@pottermore) September 1, 2017
In the midst of all the '19 Years Later' feels, J.K. Rowling didn't forget to show some love to the stage production, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, which picks up right where the epilogue left us.
Hmm. It *is* strange to think that Albus has been boarding the train for a whole year in the West End, but that's magic for you #CursedChild https://t.co/b1UYNmBzSx— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 1, 2017
Good luck, Albus! Let's try and have a quiet school year, yeah?