If you happen to be at King’s Cross station in London today, keep an eye out for the Potter family.
Sept. 1, 2017, is the date the epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows takes place. Nineteen years after the Battle of Hogwarts, the chapter sees Harry and Ginny Potter sending their two older children, James Sirius and Albus Severus, off to Hogwarts – with Albus heading to the castle for the first time.
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
It’s also the date for the opening scenes of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the theater production billed as the eighth story in the Potter series.
Today, as students go #BackToHogwarts, we celebrate #19YearsLater, the start of our #CursedChild story… pic.twitter.com/4yLg31Qv9B
— Cursed Child Play (@HPPlayLDN) September 1, 2017
Plenty of Potter fans are marking the day at various events, including a celebration at King’s Cross itself.
Pottermore is also providing ways to mark the day online, including a special quiz, a 19 Years Later badge for anyone who logs into the Wizarding World Book Club today and a brand new interactive tour of Hogwarts.
And all is well.