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On Inauguration Day, the presidential and vice-presidential candidates who won the elections in the previous year; are sworn into office.

Their office term begins at noon on the same day. The ceremony takes place at the U.S. Capitol and is organized by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.

The occasion is a federal holiday for the surrounding areas where the ceremony takes place, while for the other states it is a working holiday. People may view the ceremony on various media platforms.