The Opening Ceremonies of the 2022 International History Olympiad will take place on the afternoon of the first day of Olympiad. All participants in the Olympiad, including attending family members, friends and coaches are encouraged to attend (participating students are required to do so). The Opening Ceremonies will feature pomp, pageantry, and lots of important announcements and information regarding the week ahead. Directly after the Opening Ceremonies, there will be a reception for parents with lemonade and cookies or similar fare. Snacks will also be available for students before they sit the Battery Exam, during which the reception will take place.