The White House is hosting its annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn Monday. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will welcome thousands of people to the White House for the 140th Easter Egg Roll. This is the largest annual event put on by the White House and participants are chosen through a lottery process.
The activities will include a “Bunny Hop” stage, a card-making station for troops, egg decorating stations and of course, the traditional egg roll. Prominent members of the administration, including Melania Trump, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Betsy DeVos, will host story time in the reading nook, according to the White House.
The tradition dates back to 1878 under the President Rutherford B. Hayes administration and it draws in families from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. At last year’s White House Easter Egg Roll, the White House had more than 21,000 attendees, according to WhiteHouse.gov. To go along with tens of thousands of attendees, there will, of course, be tens of thousands of brightly-dyed eggs.
“This year, we will donate 30,000 hard-boiled and dyed eggs for attendees to use as a part of the egg roll, as well as for enjoying as hard-boiled EggPops,” American Egg Board president & CEO Anne L. Alonzo told Newsweek. Alonzo will also be presenting the commemorative egg to the First Lady Melania Trump.
You can watch the 2018 White House Easter Egg Roll live online Monday. It starts at 7:30 a.m. E.T. and ends at 12:15 p.m. E.T.