The White House Easter Egg Roll

President'S Park (White House)

The 2022 ticket lottery for the White House Easter Egg Roll has closed. The lottery provides an opportunity to visit the South Lawn of the White House and enjoy a spring celebration with games, live entertainment, and, of course, the traditional egg roll. 

The White House Easter Egg Roll is a tradition that dates back 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 prohibiting egg rolling on the Capitol grounds. The event was then moved to the White House after President Hayes was approached by young children asking 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 to the largest event held at the White House. The Easter Egg Roll promotes healthy and active living and is designed for children 13 years of age and under. An online lottery is conducted each year to award tickets for the event. Signing up for the lottery and event tickets through the lottery are both free of charge.

The 2022 ticket lottery for the White House Easter Egg Roll has closed. The lottery provides an opportunity to visit the South Lawn of the White House and enjoy a spring celebration with games, live entertainment, and, of course, the traditional egg roll. 

The White House Easter Egg Roll is a tradition that dates back 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 prohibiting egg rolling on the Capitol grounds. The event was then moved to the White House after President Hayes was approached by young children asking 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 to the largest event held at the White House. The Easter Egg Roll promotes healthy and active living and is designed for children 13 years of age and under. An online lottery is conducted each year to award tickets for the event. Signing up for the lottery and event tickets through the lottery are both free of charge.

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