Old Inauguration Day

Old Inauguration Day is observed next on Tuesday, March 4th, 2025 (233 days from today).

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Old Inauguration Day is celebrated on March 4rd every year to commemorate inaugurations.

Origin of Old Inauguration Day

March 4rd is the inauguration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the United States Capitol for a second term as President. After the 20th Amendment, the first inauguration is of Roosevelt and Vice President John Nance Garner. Nicknamed the Lame Duck Amendment, it moved its inauguration date from March 4 to January 20. The amendment also changed the opening date of the new Parliament to January 3, thus eliminating the lame duck parliament session lasted. Although the cold, rain, a large crowd gathered in the nation's capital to witness the first inauguration in January. Nearly 250 Delegates from the 75th Congress (1937–1939), the first new Congress assembled in January, met in the House of Representatives before Roosevelt arrived at the Capitol. Majority Leader and future President Sam Rayburn of Texas led the House delegation in the absence of Speaker William Bankhead of Alabama, who accompanied the president's party. Rayburn remarked amid laughter from his House colleagues to take out there. “I will try to do that. But I can't make you stay. People who defied dire conditions observed a history first when Garner sworn in as Vice President on the same outdoor podium as the previous President The Senate chamber served as the venue for the vice president's oath and then broadcast on social media nationwide.

Reason and date that was Inauguration Day changed from March 4 to Jan 20?

The 20th Amendment is considered as a modification in house cleaning, which is considered dull and boring, but it is important in two different ways. Firstly, it illustrates that serious people were once interested in structural problems. In 1933, in the midst of a worldwide recession, people realized how foolish and dangerous it was to wait for Franklin Roosevelt to take office as president. They also did another very important thing. They changed the National Assembly meeting date to another day, early January. In fact, FDR had to convene a special session of Congress on March 4 when he took office because otherwise Congress would not meet until December 1933. The 20th Amendment was approved quickly, and it was important because it moved the Inauguration. By January 20th. But I think we should realize by now, almost 90 years later, that January 20th isn't good enough.

How to celebrate Old Inauguration Day

Inauguration ceremonies usually take place in the meeting of National Assembly. The first inauguration at the Capitol was of President Thomas Jefferson in Washington, DC, in 1801. Before, Congress had met in New York and Philadelphia, where is the inauguration place of Presidents George Washington and John Adams. Since the time of Adams, all inaugurations have taken place at the Capitol. One exception was the inauguration of President Franklin Roosevelt in 1945. Special inaugurations, usually because of the death of a president, has taken place in different locations and on different dates since the first such instance, when John Tyler was inaugurated at a hotel in Washington, DC.

Inauguration Day are regularly organized by the Joint Commission on Inauguration Ceremonies (JCCIC) of the National Assembly, a group of Senators and Representatives.


Old Inauguration Day has been observed annually on March 4th.


Saturday, March 4th, 2023

Monday, March 4th, 2024

Tuesday, March 4th, 2025

Wednesday, March 4th, 2026

Thursday, March 4th, 2027

Also on Tuesday, March 4th, 2025

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