The U.S. Presidential Inauguration is typically held on January 20 after the presidential election, but because this date falls on a Sunday in 2013, the public inaugural ceremonies have been moved to Monday, January 21, 2013. With that said, there will still be a private swearing-in ceremony for the president on January 20.
The inauguration of the U.S. President has changed over the centuries. Today, the traditional activities that constitute Inauguration Day include morning worship, the trip to the Capitol, the swearing-in ceremonies of the Vice President and the President, the Inaugural Address, the exit of the outgoing president, the president’s luncheon, the Inaugural Parade, and an evening of inaugural balls. For the history and background of these events, please see h