White House announces 140th annual Easter Egg Roll
© Getty Images

The White House is rolling out the details of this year’s Easter Egg Roll.

The 140th annual White House Easter Egg Roll will be held on April 2, first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpPresident Trump puts on the pageantry for Macron’s visit George H.W. Bush in intensive care The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE’s press office announced on Tuesday.

An online lottery for free tickets to the springtime tradition for families with kids aged 13 and younger opens on the Recreation.gov website on Friday at noon and closes on Feb. 15.


President TrumpDonald John TrumpRand's reversal advances Pompeo New allegations could threaten Trump VA pick: reports President Trump puts on the pageantry for Macron’s visit MORE and the first lady “are honored to continue the traditions of the past, while weaving new traditions into the fabric of our nation’s history,” the White House said in a news release, echoing the same sentiment from last year’s announcement.

There was some question last year whether the Trumps would continue with the egg roll on the South Lawn, a favorite event of the Obama White House that typically brings thousands of visitors to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

In remarks at the 2017 event, Trump credited his wife with organizing the festivities, saying, “She’s really worked hard on this. She has been working on this for a long time to make it perfect, and we wanted to keep it just right.”