Annual White House Easter Egg Roll, DC

White House Easter Egg Roll 2016 | Photo: Average Socialite

When: Monday, April 2, 2018 @ 7:30AM - 5PM

Hot Spot: The White House Lawn, Washington, DC

Deets: The White House Easter Egg Roll is a tradition that dates to 1878. Originally, young children in Washington, D.C., would flock to Capitol Hill every Monday after Easter for egg rolling and a day of activities. Members of Congress grew tired of the growing crowds and passed an Act of Congress which prohibited egg rolling on the Capitol grounds. The event was moved to the White House in 1878 after President Hayes was approached by young children to use his backyard to roll eggs. Nearly every Easter since, the White House has invited young children to roll eggs on the White House lawn.

Today, the Easter Egg Roll has grown from a few local children rolling eggs on the White House lawn to become the largest event held at the White House, filled with live entertainment, sports, interactive cooking demonstrations, and, of course, the traditional rolling of the Easter eggs. The Easter Egg Roll promotes healthy and active living and is designed for children 13 years of age and under.

Last year, twenty-one thousand lucky guests from the local D.C. area and across the nation gathered on the South Lawn of the White House for egg rolling, storytelling, picture taking, entertainment and fun activities.

Who You May Spot: The First Family

Hint For The Average Socialite: The White House Easter Egg Roll lottery is now closed. The deadline for entries was Thursday, February 15, 2018 (12PM ET). Start your lottery application here! Results will be available on Friday, March 2, 2018!

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