Former President Barack Obama is celebrating his 56th birthday today, his first since leaving office in January.
Last year, the White House threw Obama a massive bash with celebrity guests including Beyoncé and Jay-Z. In 2015, he dined at Rose’s Luxury, a popular Washington, D.C., restaurant. This year’s festivities will likely be even more laid-back.
The occasion may also be bittersweet for Obama as he looks back on all that’s changed in the past year.
Obama has continued to reside in D.C., though he’s mostly stayed out of national politics. Instead, he’s spent his time building the Obama Foundation as well as taking a few much-needed vacations.