With 18,000 eggs from NC, Easter Egg Roll returns to White House

18 April 2022

— Thousands of North Carolina eggs will be the main attraction at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, which returns Monday for the first time in two years.

Braswell Farms in Nash County is supplying 18,000 hard boiled eggs for the event. The farm dyed and delivered the eggs to the White House this week.

The first and second families plan to attend the event, one of the oldest traditions in White House history, around 10:15 a.m. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are expected to speak at the celebration.

Thousands of families from all over the country will gather at the White House for Joe Biden’s first Easter Egg Roll as president. Jill Biden, a teacher, will take an active roll in this year’s event, which has a theme titled “Egg-ucation.”

In addition to being paused during COVID-19, the tradition was canceled during World War I and again during World War II.

The White House will also resume public tours, which were paused in early 2020 due to the pandemic. According to a White House statement, the situation will be monitored closely based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as other health officials.

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