On Monday, April 2, 2018, First Lady Melania Trump will host the 140th annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House. The White House Easter Egg Roll is a timeless tradition that dates back to 1878 under the Administration of President Rutherford B. Hayes.
President Donald J. Trump and the First Lady are honored to continue the traditions of the past while weaving new traditions into the fabric of our Nation.
For the lucky winners of a public lottery held in February, Easter Monday at the White House will be a day filled with family activities. The First Lady welcomed more than 21,000 guests to last year’s event, and waves of visitors will begin arriving at 7:30 a.m. on April 2 for a bright-and-early start to this year’s festivities.
Read more at the White House regarding the history of the Easter Egg Roll!
Children have been the inspiration and impetus for the White House Easter Egg Roll since the first event in 1878. And in keeping with another tradition, first lady Melania Trump will be welcoming children on Monday to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
But the first lady is incorporating her platform of helping American children by soliciting eggs from all 50 states this year from high school students rather than professional designers…
Trump’s idea is fitting for a tradition that started to entertain children and was, in fact, preserved by a few “bold” children whom, the White House said, ensured the roll has continued almost every year for more than a century.