By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says its annual Easter Egg Roll will be held April 22.
Tickets are free and can be requested through an online lottery scheduled to open Thursday at 10 a.m. EST and close March 4 at 10 a.m. EST. The White House says there’s no fee to enter the lottery and winners will be contacted by email by March 14.
In this April 2, 2018 file photo, from l-r., Seamus Menefee, 7, from Burke, Va., Skye Kennedy, 5, and his brother Jack Kennedy, 8, both from Montclair, N.J., participates in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. The White House says its annual Easter Egg Roll will be held on April 22. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Families with children ages 13 and younger are invited to join President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump for a day of festivities on the South Lawn, where children use wooden spoons to roll dyed hard-boiled eggs.
The White House Easter Egg Roll is an annual tradition that dates to 1878 and Rutherford B. Hayes’ presidency.
Easter falls on April 21 this year.