It's a big weekend with the Inauguartion and MLK JR. Day happening Monday 1/21! The Big Kick off is Saturday (1/19) for a A Day of Service Day. Do something nice for someone.
Click the photo for an event in ATX on Saturday that honors MLK Jr., the community and Mama Earth! Find more here! If you can't make city events, do something nice for someone else.
You may have Monday off (1/21) because it's a big day... MLK JR. Day and the 57th Presidential Inauguration happens.
Click here for some words of wisdom from MLK JR.
Click here for lots of Inauguration 411! The swearing in ceremony starts around 11:30 am ET/ 10:30am our time!
Inauguration Fun Factoids
-“Inauguration,” pronounced in-aw-gyu-RAY-shun. It comes from Latin and means “to be installed under good omens or signs.”
-There’s been a parade for every inauguration since Thomas Jefferson’s inauguration on March 4, 1805, except in 1985, when it was so cold and windy that the parade was canceled. It was 7 degrees at noon in Washington, which made it the coldest Inauguration Day ever. The forecast for Monday is for the temperature to reach 39 degrees.
-George Washington gave his first inaugural address on April 30, 1789. Presidents were then sworn in on March 4 until 1937, when the date was changed to January 20. When January 20 falls on a Sunday, as it does this year, the president is sworn in privately on Sunday but the public ceremonies take place on January 21.
-Inauguration Luncheon features incorporates foods that the first Americans enjoyed, but with a modern, forward looking approach.
Click here for the menu!
Inaugural App to get live feed during the ceremony Monday!
The 2013 Inauguration app’s main feature is the live stream of Obama’s swearing-in and second inaugural address, but it will also feature maps, schedules, a social media stream and other videos that users can access from their phones. The Inauguration app will feature maps of all the Inauguration activities in Washington, D.C., for those in the capital. The Verge notes the app will give users maps of designated entrances and viewing areas in and around the National Mall, bathroom locations and even where to get something to eat.
People with iPhones can download the Inaugural 2013 app here, while Android users can download it here.
Inaug twitter pag has catch President Obama's playlist.
Catch live coverage here too!