The online lottery for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll has begun as of February 18.
The event is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 13, the day after Easter, on the South Lawn of the White House, it was announced by First lady Melania Trump.
President Donald Trump and the first lady have invited families with children aged 13 and younger to join them for a day of Easter activities.
Participating in the lottery is free of charge and tickets can be requested via the online lottery that will close at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 24.
Winners will receive emails by March 4, according to the White House. You can click on this link to register for the lottery.
“The President and First Lady are honored to continue the tradition of the White House Easter Egg Roll that dates back to 1878 with President Rutherford B. Hayes,” a statement from the White House said earlier this month.
The tradition was originally held outside the Capitol Hill by D.C. children who gathered there for egg rolling. However, after Congress passed a bill banning egg rolling on the Capitol grounds, it was moved to the White House while President Hayes was in office.
Hayes reportedly accepted the request of a group of children, who wanted to use his backyard to roll eggs. The White House has invited young children to roll eggs on its lawn, every Easter since.