Most Harry Potter fans are probably aware that this day, the first of September, is the day where Hogwarts students hop on the train at Platform 9 3/4 and begin their journey back to school.
So what's so special about THIS September 1? Well, September 1, 2017 just happens to be 19 years after the battle of Hogwarts ended. If you remember, the epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows takes place "19 years later." Today is the day that Harry and Ginny's son, Albus Severus Potter, boards the Hogwarts Express for the first time.
We know, it's emotional. We'll give you a minute.
This information was brought to our attention by the queen of the Wizarding World herself, J.K. Rowling, who tweeted about it this morning.