Schedule of events for Obama's inauguration
Here is the schedule of events for Barack Obama's inauguration as 44th president of the US Tuesday:world Updated: Jan 21, 2009 00:56 IST
Here is the schedule of events for Barack Obama's inauguration as 44th president of the US Tuesday:
8 am (6.30 pm IST): Gates to the inaugural ceremony on the West Front of the US Capitol open.
10 am (8.30 pm IST): The inaugural festivities start. Two-hour programme includes musical selections and invocation by Rev. Rick Warren.
11.45 am (10.15 pm IST): Joe Biden is sworn in as vice president.
12 noon (10.30 pm IST): Barack Obama takes the oath of office as president using Abraham Lincoln's inaugural Bible.
12.05 pm (10.35 pm IST): President Obama gives the inaugural address.
12.30 pm (11 pm IST): After his inaugural address, Obama escorts outgoing President George W. Bush to a departure ceremony.
Attends a luncheon in the Capitol's Statuary Hall.
2.30 pm (1 am IST): The 56th Inaugural Parade makes its way down Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House.
Later that day, the Presidential Inaugural Committee will host 10 official inaugural balls.
First Published: Jan 21, 2009 00:45 IST