Traditionally, presidents and their families have celebrated Easter Monday by having an “egg roll” celebration on the South Lawn of the White House, which has taken place every year since 1878.
In 1804, President Rutherford B. Hayes welcomed youngsters who couldn’t discover their eggs at the Capitol to the White House Easter Egg Hunt.
Thousands of young children and their families have already flocked to the South Lawn to celebrate. Take home or get a White House official Easter egg made of hardwood and available in four colours. It has the President and First Lady’s signatures.
White House Easter Egg Roll 2022: All You Need to Know
The White House Easter “EGGucation” Roll will be hosted by the President and First Lady on Monday, April 18, 2022.
Starting at 7:30 a.m. ET, the event will run through 6:30 p.m. ET, with five separate sessions.
Other highlights include a Schoolhouse Activity Area, Reading Nook, Talent Shows, Field Trips to Farms and Picture Days; Physical “EGGucation” Zones; and a Cafetorium.
Thirty thousand people will take part in this year’s Easter “EGGucation” Roll on Easter Monday. Thousands of military families, as well as members of the U.S. Constitution’s crew and their families.
Musical artists and bands will perform on the South Lawn stage throughout the day, including appearances by:
– United States Marine Corps Band
– United States Air Force Band
– United States Army Band
– United States Navy Band
– Cooper Middle School Concert Band from McLean, Virginia
– Duke Ellington High School for the Performing Arts student and singer, Alyssa Richardson
– Eastern High School Marching Band from Washington, DC
– Singer, songwriter, and actress Sofia Carson