When is Inauguration Day?
The official Inauguration Day is January 20th. However, as that date falls on a Sunday in 2013, the public swearing-in ceremony will be held on Monday, January 21, 2013.
About the Inauguration Ceremony
The U.S. Presidential Inauguration swearing-in ceremony has evolved over the years, and different presidents have added their own personal touches to the event. Many of these have become precedents that we still observe today. For example, kissing the Bible, closing with the words, “so help me God,” the inaugural ball and the inaugural parade have all become traditions that new presidents continue to follow. Learn more about some of the highlights of inaugural history below. When you attend the Presidential Inauguration in 2013, you’ll know where many of these traditions came from!