September, 1: The Hogwarts Express leaves London from platform 9 ¾ at Kings Cross Station at precisely eleven o’clock in the morning, and arrives at Hogsmeade Station sometime after nightfall. The Sorting ceremony takes place in the Great Hall and the Hogwarts school year starts.
"Excuse me sir, can you tell me where I might find Platform Nine and Three-Quarters?"
Much of my life had been devoted to trying not to cry in front of people who loved me, so I knew what Augustus was doing. You clench your teeth. You look up. You tell yourself that if they see you cry, it will hurt them, and you will be nothing but a Sadness in their lives, and you must not become a mere sadness, so you will not cry, and you say all of this to yourself while looking up at the ceiling, and then you swallow even though your throat does not want to close and you look at the person who loves you and smile.”
"Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home."
Happy September 1st!