What You Need to Know About this Year's Inauguration
The theme of the 46th Inauguration Ceremony is “America United.”
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Maju Varghese, the executive director of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, said in the Times that the goal of the Inauguration is to have an “inclusive and accessible celebration that brings Americans together and unifies our nation, especially during such a tough time for our country.”
How to Celebrate the Inauguration with Your Family
If you want to “join in” on the fun—or perhaps you’re planning to host your own virtual inauguration party—the inaugural committee has also released a variety of inauguration day graphics and Zoom backgrounds your family can download.
You can also tour online National Mall exhibitions to learn about presidents to learn more about inaugurations past and present. To satisfy a sweet tooth, buy a pint of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream White House Chocolate Chip, released in honor of the inauguration.
If your family is into historical trivia, give these presidential trivia questions for kids a go.
How is This Year’s Inauguration Different Than Years Past?
These are some other traditions that are typical of a U.S. presidential Inauguration, but won’t happen this year, like:
A breakfast or lunch between the incumbent president and the president elect with their wives
A handwritten note to the president elect from the departing president
The Inaugural parade on Pennsylvania Avenue with thousands of military personnel
The Inaugural Ball
A National Prayer Service