According to the Harry Potter books and films, September 1 was an extraordinary day for the greatest wizard of all, Harry Potter. It was his first day at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The Wizarding World commemorated September 1 as Back to Hogwarts day, and every year Harry Potter fans gather at London’s Kings Cross Station to mark the Hogwarts Express’ departure from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters.
However, this year, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter announced that the Back to Hogwarts event would go digital instead of following the in-person traditions.
In celebration to this day, Harry Potter fans–wizards, witches, and muggles alike–have shared their celebrations online with the hashtag #BacktoHorgwarts.
— Warner Bros. Studio Tour London (@wbtourlondon) September 1, 2020
You will find this hashtag trending on several social media, like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook throughout the day!
@Bubbles199x tweeted a video saying, “My theme song for life lol #BackToHogwarts #Hufflepuff.”
— Lee Weathersbee (@Bubbles1999x) September 1, 2020
@stephsjt25 wrote on her Instagram, “As its 1st of September #backtohogwarts, here is a throwback when I went to King’s Cross picked up my ticket caught the train on time, was housed in Gryffindor… Haha if only it was real and could escape the real world haha..”
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As its 1st of September #backtohogwarts, here is a throw back when I went to King's Cross picked up my ticket caught the train on time, was housed in Gryffindor…. Haha if only it was real and could escape the real world haha.. 😂 The person in the shop even signed it for me as it was for my big 30th! 👍 #backtohogwarts #september1st #platform9¾ #kingscross #hogwarts #ticket #hogwartsexpress #harrypotter #wizardingworld
@ponysprout tweeted, “#BackToHogwarts I grew up with the movies & just love the whole vibe!”
— ashley 🐸 store opening 9/4 🛍 (@ponysprout) September 1, 2020
@wanviolim posted to Instagram writing, “That day in the year when you pack your bags and leave the muggle world.”
— Carlos Torres ⚡ (@charlytv92) September 1, 2020
Earlier this morning, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter had its first-ever worldwide live stream with over 451k viewers on Facebook. If you missed the live stream, you can still watch it by clicking here.
Potterheads could also submit a picture for to be added to a huge Hogwarts mosaic on wizardingworld.com. If you submitted a picture, you can go and see if your image has been added. In order to view the mosaic, though, you must be a part of the Harry Potter fan club.
So, muggles and wizards, happy Back to Hogwarts day!
How big of a Harry Potter fan are you? Did you watch the live stream this morning? Have you used the hashtag back to Hogwarts today? Let us know in the comments below.