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What is the Date of the 2013 Inauguration?

By January 19, 2012

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The Presidential Inauguration 2013 is just one year away! January 20, 2013 is a Sunday. The 20th Amendment states that the President must take the Oath of Office on January 20th. In past years when January 20th fell on a Sunday, a private swearing-in ceremony was held on that date and a public ceremony was held the following day. The last time that Inauguration Day fell on a Sunday was in 1985 for the Inauguration of Ronald Reagan. Update: The 2013 Inauguration will be held on January 21st, which is also Martin Luther King's Birthday. Read more about inaugural events in Washington DC.


January 20, 2012 at 11:02 am
(1) LBB says:

Inauguration Day, January 20, 2013, falls on a Sunday. Therefore, the next succeeding day selected for the public observance of the inauguration of the President is a legal public holiday for an employee who works in the District of Columbia, Montgomery or Prince George’s Counties in Maryland, Arlington or Fairfax Counties in Virginia, or the cities of Alexandria or Fairfax in Virginia, and who is regularly scheduled to perform nonovertime work on Inauguration Day. (See 5 U.S.C. 6103(c).) There is no in-lieu-of holiday for employees who are not regularly scheduled to work on Inauguration Day. In addition, employees for whom January 21, 2013, is the legal public holiday for the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., are not entitled to an in-lieu-of holiday for Inauguration Day if the day selected for the public observance of the inauguration of the President is January 21, 2013.

January 20, 2012 at 10:28 pm
(2) Rachel Cooper says:

If you read this carefully you will see that this is pertaining to when federal employees receive vacation time and does not confirm the dates of the events.

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