Just like every other year, Easter egg roll festival will take place in White House this year as well.
On February 25, 2019 that the First Lady Melania Trump decided to publicize the continuation of Easter Egg Roll tradition. Easter Egg Roll has been going-on since 1878, taking place year after year to commemorate the occasion of Easter.
This year’s Easter 2019 egg roll tradition will be held on April 22, 2019 by none other than the First Lady Melania Trump. Some of the customs of old Easter Egg Roll will be carried out along with the addition of new Easter activities to enjoy this wonderful occasion.
History of Easter Egg Roll
The White House history of Easter Egg Roll tradition is associated with the President Rutherford B. Hayes.
Back in 1870s,
Egg rolling on Easter was banned by the President Ulysses S.
In 1878, A group of children walked up to the White House and asked to be allowed to play Easter Egg games. Seeing this, the President Hayes ordered his guards to open the door and let the children in.
Since then, Families of 13-year old and younger children are invited to join the member of White House to celebrate the Easter festival with the President.
How to get Easter Egg Roll Ticket?
If you’re wondering how you can get your hands on the passes to visit White house with your kids this Easter, you’re in for a treat.
The tickets are free. Yes! You’ve heard it right.
Here’s the kicker,
In order to get a ticket for Easter Egg Roll, you need to enter a draw. The entries for this draw will open on February 28, 2019, at 10 am and close on March 4, 2019, at 10 am.
Here’s what’s going to happen,
You’ll be allowed to make an entry in the lottery, free of charge. It’s an online lottery so you can easily apply while sitting at home. After the closing date of the lottery, the winners will receive an Email by March 14, 2019, latest.
Few lucky winners of this lottery are going to make it to the White House to celebrate Easter Egg Roll with President and the First Lady.
Now those of you who are looking to volunteer for the Easter Egg Roll at White house, we’ve got good news for you.
You can apply as a volunteer for the Easter Egg Roll tradition by an online application. This online application will be available to you by 28 February 2019. The closing date for the application is March 7, 2019 after which you won’t be able to submit your application.
Make sure, you save these dates.
Another thing to add here is that general public can get involved as well. The celebratory Easter eggs of White House can be enjoyed by the general public to celebrate Easter 2019.
So what are you waiting for? Cross your fingers and enter the lottery.
Who knows, this Easter you get a chance to take your kids for a wonderful day out at the White House.