Unaffected by the rainy skies, President Joe Biden, along with his wife Jill, launched the first White House Easter Egg Roll since the coronavirus outbreak on Monday. The event welcomed around 30,000 children and adults.
One young egg-roller was encouraged by the president, who instructed him to “Go. You got it.”
In opening remarks to the South Lawn, he stated that “my job is keep it from raining for two more minutes.”
The day’s theme was “egg-ucation.” , a professor at a community college, transformed the South Lawn into an educational community that offers a range of educational opportunities.
In brief remarks, she stated that the Easter Egg Roll was dedicated to “the determined spirit of education”.
The egg roll and egg hunt were not the only attractions at the event. There was also a reading corner, a talent showcase, a talent display, a place for teaching about farming, a station to take photos, an “egg-ucation zone” with an obstacle course and a “cafetorium,” where children could learn how to make treats.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused the White House to cancel its Easter Egg Roll for 2020 and 2021. The event is still happening this year as the coronavirus pandemic has ended .
The president stated to the guests, “This year we are finally getting together again. It’s so special.”
The “eggstravaganza” was to be hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Ciara, and Kristin Chenoweth.
There were more than twenty-six costumed characters on hand, including Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat, the Racing Presidents mascots from the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball and Rosita and Cookie Monster, who are both from “Sesame Street”, Snoopy, and Charlie Brown.
The first wave of five people, including children in Easter costumes, flooded through the White House gates at 7:15 a.m.
The White House Easter Egg Roll dates back to 1878.