Around 11:30 am local time today (10 pm IST), Donald Trump will be sworn-in as the 45th President of the United States in the 58th Presidential Inauguration ceremony.
The event will take place at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
Although the celebrations have already started with two concerts being held yesterday at 9 pm IST (which was a total disaster), the inauguration ceremony will take place today.
The day for the President-elect will start with a breakfast at the President’s guesthouse, also known as Blair House, in Washinton D.C.
9:30 am (8 pm IST): Inauguration Ceremony
The inauguration ceremony begins with musical performances. Jackie Evancho of America’s Got Talent, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and the Rockettes will perform on stage.
Whereas, the Trumps are expected to have a coffee session with the Obamas, after which Barack and Donald will ride down to the event arena with their respective wives.
11:30 am (10 pm IST): Swearing-in ceremony
The swearing-in ceremony will begin with prayers and readings offered by various religious leaders.
Firstly, Mike Pence will be sworn in as the vice-president by the US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Later, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th POTUS by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
1:00 pm (12:30 am IST, 21st Jan): Lunch
3:00 pm (1:30 am IST): Inaugural Parade
Trump will participate in presidential possession, followed by his and Pence’s families leading the inaugural parade, from the Capitol building to the White House. The presidential possession and the parade will have about 8,000 participants.
7:00 pm (5:30 am IST): Inaugural Balls
There will be total three inaugural balls, with two being official presidential balls, known as Freedom and Liberty. It will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
The third ball is the ‘Salute to Our Armed Services Ball’, will be held at the National Building Museum.
The sworn-in President and Vice-President are expected to attend all the balls along with their wives.
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