“Back to Hogwarts Day” is the Latest Event to Go Virtual in Response to Lockdown

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Back to Hogwarts is the latest event to go virtual in response to self-isolation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over the last few months, many events have been canceled due to the government recommendation that we self-isolate as much as possible and avoid public gatherings. Fortunately, thanks to modern technology, many events have been able to take place in an online capacity.

The Harry Potter event “Back To Hogwarts” is the latest event to jump on the bandwagon.

Every year, Harry Potter fans meet at Platform Nine and Three-Quarters to mark the start of term (September 1). The event takes place in London but this year, fans all over the world will be able to attend. The event will take place virtually and an open invitation has been extended to all fans of the wizarding franchise.

To encourage people to avoid meeting at the station, special guests will be appearing on the live stream of the event. James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley), Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) have been confirmed as special guests for the event.

James Phelps said of the event: “I’m so excited to be playing a part in the first ever digital Back to Hogwarts! 2020 has definitely been a strange year and it’s really important that we all do everything we can to keep safe, including staying home. I hope fans will join us and keep the celebrations virtual.”

You can keep up to date with the event and find out more information here.