Today, January 20, 2017 is Inauguration Day! Inauguration Day is a ceremony to mark the formal admission of the President of the United States new four-year term. Since 1937 Inauguration Day always happens on January 20th following a presidential election.
The first Presidential Inauguration occurred on April 30, 1789 and was held for the first President of the United States, George Washington. Inauguration occurred in April up until 1937 when it changed to the January 20th date we have. This change was put into effect in order to shorten the length of time from when a President was elected to when he actually started working.
Today marks the last day of Barack Obama’s 8 year run as President of the United States of America and we welcome Donald Trump as this nation’s 45th President.