2012 White House Easter Egg Roll Ticket Lottery is Now Closed
The White House Easter Egg Roll is a tradition that dates to 1878. Originally, young children in Washington, DC, 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.
The 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll takes place on Monday, April 9th, the first Monday after Easter.
The lottery for tickets to the 2012 White House Easter
Egg Roll is now closed.