The 137th White House Easter Egg Roll
April 6, 2015
On Monday, April 6th, 2015, the First Family will host the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. This year’s theme is “#GimmeFive,” and more than 35,000 people will gather on the South Lawn to join in the celebrations. Keeping history alive, the event will feature sports and fitness zones, cooking demonstrations, and Easter classics such as the egg roll and egg hunt, live music and storytelling. In addition to all of the fun, the day’s activities will encourage children to lead healthy, active lives in support of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative.
Tickets for the White House Easter Egg Roll are provided free of charge and are distributed via an online lottery hosted on www.recreation.gov. The lottery is now closed.
Please visit www.recreation.gov for more details.
White House Keepsake Eggs
This year’s White House Easter Egg Roll features five souvenir eggs. Four of the eggs are painted in festive colors – sea breeze blue, sunburst orange, petunia purple, and spring green. These eggs feature the stamped signatures of the President and First Lady on the back. The fifth egg, the “Bo and Sunny” egg, is a natural American Birchwood egg that is included only in the 2015 5-pack Collector’s Egg Set. This egg has the stamped “signatures” and “paw prints” of Bo and Sunny on the back.
The eggs first became part of the tradition in 1981, when President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan hosted a hunt for wooden eggs that bore the signatures of actors, actresses, famous politicians, and athletes.
The 2015 souvenir eggs.
One of last year's two winners.
The White House invites all elementary and middle school students to submit original artwork related to this year’s theme for the 2015 Easter Egg Roll Design Contest. The First Lady will select two winning designs, which will be used as part of the White House 2015 Easter Egg Roll program and souvenir poster. In honor of the 5th anniversary of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, this year’s Easter Egg Roll theme is “#GimmeFive,” challenging families across the nation to show the First Lady five ways they’re leading healthier lives.The deadline for submissions is March 6, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST. Designs should be uploaded to www.whitehouse.gov/eastereggroll/2015designcontest. Artwork should reflect this year’s theme, “#GimmeFive.” Please note submissions may be made public during the selection process.
A Look Back at the White House Easter Egg Roll
An American Tradition Since 1878
The White House Historical Association presents a look back at the White House Easter Egg Roll from 1898 to 2002.
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