Harry Potter fans support Hogwarts Day
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Harry Potter fans support Hogwarts Day


On the 1st of September every year 'Back to Hogwarts Day' is celebrated, the date on which the magical educational establishment from JK Rowling’s fictional wizarding School Hogwarts opens its doors to students. 
It is said that fans recreated the Kings Cross station scene of students pushing their luggage through the wall between platform 9 and 10 to platform 3/4 where the Hogwarts express is awaiting their arrival.

Signs were amended on the train displaying ‘Edinburgh via Hogsmeade’ to represent the village where Hogwarts is based.

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A postgraduate student of pharmacy Wachirun Terakosolphan was in attendance and he said;

"I felt I turned back to be a young boy again when being surrounded by a group of Potterheads who are so much into the same thing.

I grew up with this magical story, so did they…

It’s a bond between this story, characters, casts, and the fans."


This year was Terakosolphan's first back to Hogwarts day which included a dance from Harry Potter and the cursed child West End play's cast performed a dance.


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Stefanie Gerdes a journalist was at the event she estimated that there were over 300 fans in attendance, many of the fans dressed up as their favourite characters from the franchise.

She said;

"Harry Potter has been such a big part of my life growing up, so doing this feels a little bit like fiction coming true. It’s also nice to have such a big, public celebration of fandom itself – something that’s so frequently a thing where young people find a home and a community to express themselves, but which is often shamed and laughed at."


Last year's Back to Hogwarts day was attended by Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) and Jude Law (Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) to surprise fans ahead of the latest Fantastic Beasts film release.


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