Inauguration Day is Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, which is also Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
The constitution mandates that inauguration take place on Jan. 20, but because Jan. 20 falls on a Sunday this year, a small private ceremony will be held on Sunday ahead of the public ceremony on Monday.
Events will begin with a morning worship service
Procession to the Capitol
Vice President's Swearing-in Ceremony
President's Swearing-in Ceremony: This is the second time that President Barack Obama will receive the office oath by Chief Justice John Roberts. It will be given on the steps of the Capitol building and is open to all. Senator Dianne Feinstein was the first woman to emcee the ceremony, the first time (January 20, 2009) around.
Departure of the Outgoing President
Inaugural Luncheon: Lunch will be served in the Capitol and Congress will be in attendance.
Inaugural Parade: The parade will follow the Inaugural Luncheon. Obama, V.P. Joe Biden and the wives will lead the way for a march to the White House.
The Commander-in-Chief's Inaugural ball: This will take place at the Washington Convention Center and it is already sold out.
National Prayer Service will take place on Tuesday, the 22nd and is only open to press representatives, dignitaries, President Obama, V.P. Biden and spouses. This will take place at the Washington National Cathedral.
January 19, 2013