While it was certainly a little more empty than usual, Joe Biden’s inauguration is bound to be one to remember.\nIt included star-studded performances, top-class entertainment and moving poetry, among other things.\nEditor's Choice: Trump Promises He'll Be 'Back In Some Form' In His Final Speech As President\n\nWhile the whole ceremony is pretty impressive, it’s quite different than what Canada is used to.\nIf you were wondering what the main differences between the two proceedings are, here’s everything you need to know:\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Joe Biden (@joebiden)\nWhat is an inauguration?\nOn its most basic level, Inauguration Day is an American legal procedure that usually occurs on the January 20 that follows a U.S. presidential election (unless it’s a Sunday, in which case the date becomes January 21).\nIt’s the day the president-elect officially takes office in the White House.\nIn some cases, it’s also the same day the former president leaves.\nMost of the events of the day are focused on traditions. This includes a worship service, swearing-in ceremonies and the Inaugural Address.\nThe Inaugural Address is the speech given by the new leader that lays-out their goals and aims for the future, both for the country and in terms of their presidency.\n\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Joe Biden (@joebiden)\nWhat happened during Biden's inauguration?\nSince the first-ever American Inauguration Day, the day’s events have changed quite a lot.\nNow, as well as the traditional aspects, the proceedings include theatrical elements, celebrity performances and high-profile entertainment for those watching.\nFor the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, performers like Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks took to the stage.\nWhile around 200,000 people are usually in attendance at the Capitol building, there were far fewer in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.\nThis year, only around 1,000 attendees were allowed to experience the event in person.\nLater on, a TV special called Celebrating America is set to be aired with a mega-celebrity line-up, hosted by Tom Hanks.\nFamous faces will include people like Demi Lovato, Justin Timberlake, Ant Clemons and Jon Bon Jovi, among others.\n\n View this post on Instagram 11 years. That’s how long I’ve represented the people of Papineau in the House of Commons, and I'm grateful for every single moment. Today I was sworn in as your MP again. We’ve accomplished a lot together over the years, and I’m excited to keep working for you & with you. Merci! 🇨🇦 Ça fait 11 ans que j’ai le privilège de représenter les gens de Papineau à la Chambre des communes. Aujourd'hui, j'ai de nouveau prêté serment en tant que votre député. On a accompli bien des choses ensemble, et j’ai hâte de continuer à travailler pour vous et avec vous. Merci! A post shared by Justin Trudeau (@justinpjtrudeau) on Nov 28, 2019 at 4:56pm PST\n\nHow does it compare to Canada's version?\nCompared to Inauguration Day, Canada’s Swearing-In Ceremony is pretty low-key!\nWhen a new prime minister has been chosen, the Canadian governor general presides over the Swearing-In Ceremony.\nThis takes place in the Ballroom at Rideau Hall and includes the swearing-in of all members of the Ministry, as well as the prime minister.\nThose involved are then asked to say the Official Oaths, which includes promising to be “true and faithful” to the queen.\nThere's often a short walk outside to wave at supporters and visitors, too.\nHowever, unlike our U.S. counterparts, there’s no celebrity presence, concert performances or grand public celebrations.\nThat said, we wouldn't be surprised if Canadian officials celebrate privately in their own way! \n*This article's cover image is for illustrative purposes only.