White House Announces “EGGucational” Easter Egg Roll

April 6, 2023

First Lady Jill Biden, a teacher for 30 years, is set to host the second “EGGucational” Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn on Monday.

The very first ever White House Easter Egg Roll took place in 1878 during the Hayes Administration. Before that, the event took place on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol starting in 1872 (Grant was President then).

But for the second year of the Biden Administration, the First Lady wants to use the event as an opportunity to educate children on such topics as farming, healthier eating and exercise.

The event was not held during Biden’s first year in office in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a nod to the “EGGucation” theme, NASA has sent a souvenir wooden White House Easter egg to the International Space Station so that the astronauts there can help teach students about gravity.

Some 30,000 people—mostly kids—are expected to descend upon the White House lawn on Monday. Festivities will take place in nine separate waves from 7am to 7pm ET.

Participants include military and veteran families, caregivers and survivors. Tickets to take part in the Easter Egg Roll were distributed to the general public through an online lottery. 

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