Why isn't Inauguration Day a National Holiday? It's probably the most amazing part of our living consititution and democracy. We have a peaceful transition of power that is unbroken since George Washington. There is nothing else like it in the world which is so long lasting. I think we can afford one extra holiday every four years.
Yes, some people will take it as a vacation day, but more are sure to tune in to watch at least the oath and inauguration speech. Kids will be off from school and parents can watch with them. More folks would be willing to attend in person. It would help stimulate the economy. Heck, if we can't afford a new holiday, move President's Day every four years to January 20th.