Inauguration events get under way

Published On: Jan 20 2013 02:12:20 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 21 2013 06:16:31 AM CST

The public inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden is happening Monday, but the president and vice president have already taken their official oaths and celebrations have started this weekend.

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Obama and Biden will take their oaths again on Monday during the ceremonial swearing in. But since the Constitution mandates the president take the oath before noon on Jan. 20, they stuck with tradition when the 20th falls on a Sunday and took the oath during small, private ceremonies so the large, public events could be held Monday.

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