The White House is all set to create some “egg-citement” when the Easter Egg Roll returns after two years of Corona break.
For the egg roll, an egg hunt, and other events, President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden plan to welcome 30,000 children and their adult chaperones.
The first lady, who is also a teacher, has given it the name “Egg-ucation Roll” and is making the South Lawn into a school community with a range of educational stations, according to the White House.
The Bidens are hosting their first Easter Egg Roll, and they are expected to address the gathering and participate in some of the activities, despite the fact that rain was forecast for Monday.
The White House cancelled the event in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A schoolhouse activity area, a reading nook, a talent show, a place to teach children about farming, a photo-taking station, a physical “egg-ucation” zone with an obstacle course and other exercise stations, and a “cafetorium” where children and their families will learn to make treats will all be part of the all-day event.
With the presence of “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon, singer Ciara, and actor-singer Kristin Chenoweth, the “egg-stravaganza” will have a celebrity flair.
Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, the Racing Presidents mascots for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball, Rosita and Cookie Monster from “Sesame Street,” and Snoopy and Charlie Brown, among others, will be among the costumed figures on hand.
Military families, including crew members of the USS Delaware and their families, will be among the 30,000 attendees. The first lady is a sponsor of the nuclear attack submarine, which the president commissioned in Wilmington, Delaware earlier this month.
An online lottery was used to distribute tickets to the general public.
The White House Easter Egg Roll is always the biggest event, and it will be Biden’s first big function. It will be aired in five waves beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 6:30 p.m.
Despite a recent spike in COVID-19 cases among several Cabinet members, White House personnel, Vice President Kamala Harris’ husband, and members of Congress, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the revival of this Easter custom is an indication that the White House is opening up again.
Self-guided public tours of the executive house resumed in a limited capacity on Friday, after being discontinued in 2020 due to the pandemic.
The president of the White House Historical Association, Stewart McLaurin, expressed his joy that public access to the presidential house was once again “front and centre.”
“As important as security is here,” McLaurin said Friday, “it’s equally important that we maintain the people’s house accessible to the people.”
The Easter Egg Roll at the White House dates back to 1878.