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J.K. Rowling Celebrates Hogwarts Day by Wishing Harry Potter's Son a Good First Day of School

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For Harry Potter fans, Sept. 1 marks the anniversary of the day the series protagonist first left the Muggle world behind him and boarded the Hogwarts Express: at 11 a.m. sharp at London’s Kings Cross Station.

And while Tuesday marked the 24th anniversary of Harry’s first trip to the magic school, series author J.K. Rowling took to Twitter to note that it was a special day for another member of the Potter family as well; Tuesday was also the first day at Hogwarts for James S. Potter, Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley’s oldest son.

“Could somebody at King’s Cross wish James S. Potter good luck for me?” Rowling Tweeted. “He’s starting at Hogwarts today.”

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Shortly thereafter Rowling followed up, noting that her earlier Tweet probably subjected the Potter boy to a lot of attention on his big day.

And finally, Rowling revealed that James Potter has been sorted into the Gryffindor House, just as his parents had been.

Watch Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) meeting Hermione (Emma Watson) on the Hogwarts Express in the movie version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.