It's nearly upon us.
Soon Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States in a grand ceremony in Washington DC. The 58th Presidential Inauguration happens at noon local time (5 pm GMT) on Friday 20 January.
Presidential inaugurations are a daylong ceremony. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to visit the District of Columbia, though spots at the official events are, of course, limited. Traditionally, the day begins with a morning worship service. After that, the new vice president takes the oath of office, followed by the president. Trump's 35-word swearing-in - will happen on a 10,000 square foot specially-built platform in front of the Capitol that holds 1,600 people. After they’re sworn in, Trump will give his inaugural address speech. Once evening falls, the presidential family will attend several formal events around town, including the Inaugural Ball.
While the presidential inauguration is a day of pomp and ceremony, and intrigue, dictated by tradition stretching back decades which makes it an all-American parade, most people agree that Donald Trump will not exactly be a traditional president.