When Is Inauguration Day 2021? Joe Biden Set To Be Sworn In as President

The inauguration of Joe Biden will take place on January 20 in Washington, D.C. on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, where the former VP will be sworn in as the 46th president of the U.S. The ceremony typically begins around 11 a.m. local time.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee tweeted alongside a photo of Joe and Jill Biden Monday: "10 days until these two are President and First Lady of the United States. We just can't wait."

"We're proud to announce #AmericaUnited as our theme of #Inauguration2021. At a time of unprecedented crisis & deep divisions, America United reflects the start of a new journey to restore the soul of America, bring the country together, and create a path to a brighter future," the committee said.

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, most inaugural celebrations will be held virtually, the committee confirmed in mid-December.

The inauguration and traditional parade following the ceremony will have limited attendance. Members of the public have been urged to avoid traveling to Washington, D.C. for the event, which normally draws hundreds of thousands of spectators.

"Our goal is to create an inauguration that keeps people safe, honors the grand traditions of the presidency, and showcases the Biden-Harris administration's renewed American vision for an inclusive, equitable, and unified citizenry," Tony Allen, the chief executive officer of the committee, said in a statement at the time.

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for increase security following last week's violent riots that saw supporters of President Donald Trump storm the Capitol building.

In a letter to Chad Wolf, the department's acting secretary, Bower wrote: "While I will be reaching out to a broad range of local, regional and federal partners to enhance cooperation among our bodies, I strongly urge the United States Department of Homeland Security to adjust its approach to the Inauguration in several specific ways."

Bowser noted the city will submit a request for a "pre-disaster declaration" to allow for federal assistance.

The mayor also urged the department to work with the Justice Department, the Department of Defense, the Supreme Court and the Congress to devise a federal force deployment plan for all federal property.

10 days until these two are President and First Lady of the United States.

We just can't wait. pic.twitter.com/v1GwWvn2gl

— Biden Inaugural Committee (@BidenInaugural) January 11, 2021

Last week, Trump said he will not be attending the inauguration. "To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th," the president tweeted Friday before his account was permanently suspended by Twitter.

Joe Biden media briefing January 2020
President-elect Joe Biden addressing reporters at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Delaware on January 6. Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the U.S. on January 20. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images