Harry Potter fanatics are celebrating Sept. 1, 2017 -- the date Harry Potter's son set off to the wizarding school on the Hogwarts Expres for the first time

By Jodi Guglielmi
September 01, 2017 08:36 AM
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Albus Servus Potter is officially off to Hogwarts!

Harry Potter fanatics are celebrating Sept. 1, 2017 — the date Harry Potter’s son set off to the wizarding school on the Hogwarts Expres for the first time.

The storyline, written by author J.K Rowling in the epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and set 19 years later from the events of the books, shows Potter and Ginny Weasley at the King’s Cross station with their three children, James Sirius, Albus Severus and Lily Luna. Of course, Ron and Hermoine were also there sending off their own children, as well as Draco Malfoy and son Scorpius.

And not only did the iconic ending show the titular character coming full circle on his wizard journey, but the scene also kicks off the Potter play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Rowling marked the special occasion on social media.

The Cursed Child production also posted a video explaining the significance of performing the show on the same date it begins.

Oliver Phelps (who played George Weasley in the Potter franchise) and Warwick Davis also celebrated the day with a tweet.

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“Bugger, lost my train ticket!” wrote Phelps.

The hashtag #BacktoHogwarts started trending on Twitter as Potter fans flooded the King’s Cross train station in London, where platform 9 3/4 resides (both in the books and as a real-life tourist attraction).

“I can’t believe it’s today??” wrote one Twitter user alonside of photo of the book. “Scorpius and Albus and Rose start Hogwarts TODAY.”