Easter Sunday may be over, but there is still fun to be had the day after. I’m not must talking about all the leftover Easter candy that goes on sale today (although, seriously, we should get to that later), but the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, which takes place on April 2, or Easter Monday, this year. We’ve collected some of our favorite photos and videos of the event. Take a look!
What to expect?
The Easter Egg Roll is a tradition dating back to 1878, under President Rutherford B. Hayes. This year, President Donald Trump and the First Lady are hosting the event, making this their second time hosting the event. More importantly, the Easter Bunny himself makes an appearance, and after his busiest day of the year, I might add.
Families were chosen back in February to decide who was going to be invited through a special lottery. In addition to the egg roll the event is named after, there will be other Easter-themed events, like an egg hunt, and reading nooks for the kids to hear stories.
The official White House website for the event explained what is going to happen in more detail:
“This year’s event will feature an egg roll, egg hunt, music stage, reading nook, egg dyeing, cookie decorating, card-making for troops, a coloring wall, lawn bowling, costumed characters, tennis activities and many picture taking opportunities.”
“There will also be a State Egg display on the Ellipse featuring designs from students across the nation. ”
“The Reading Nook lineup includes: First Lady Melania Trump, General Joseph Keith Kellogg, Jr., Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Marsha Coats, Susan Pompeo, Administrator Linda McMahon, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, Secretary Elaine Chao, Secretary Betsy DeVos, Administrator Seema Verma, Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short, and Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson.”
In addition, military bands are performing throughout the day to help people get into the Easter spirit.