Harry Potter Fans Gather At Kings Cross For Albus Potter Sendoff To Hogwarts

September 1st marks the first day of school for Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley’s son!

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Potterheads, have you gathered your wand and your books?

A massive crowd of die-hard Harry Potter fans gathered inside London’s Kings Cross station yesterday to commemorate the special occasion of the first sendoff to Hogwarts of Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley’s son, Albus Potter.

For those in the know, September 1st 2017 marks the day Harry and Ginny (along with Ron and Hermione) drop off their children at Platform 9 and 3/4 to get aboard the Hogwarts Express to the school of witchcraft and wizardry.

To every muggle reading this wondering what on earth we’re going on about here – let J.K. Rowling clarify:

In the epilogue of Rowling’s last book of the Potter series, Harry and wife Ginny send their middle child Albus Potter to the same school they both attended (and sorta saved) back in the day. It’s a pretty sentimental moment, and you can imagine fans yesterday were equally sentimental, if not more.

After all, it’s a day dedicated fans have been waiting for FOR YEARS. The book merely states the date as “Nineteen Years Later,” and so it took some clever calculating to figure out that it would fall on this exact day.

But what a turn out it was. Between aspiring Hogwarts students, their parents, and the occasional celebrity, London’s Kings Cross was buzzing with excitement and anticipation. Fans eagerly counted down to 11 o’clock (we’re guessing the train leaves then), and even held up their wands/smartphones in solidarity and love.

Truly, it was a magical gathering. And even online, #BackToHogwarts and #19YearsLater were trending hashtags.

Best first day of school ever? I think Albus Potter would have thought so. <3