Thanks for nothing, COVID-19!
You can stop stalking the Easter Egg Roll website now. The annual White House event featuring eggs, a giant Easter bunny, and kids from all over the country has just been canceled for 2021.
Even though you can't roll your eggs on the famous White House lawn, you can still get in the spirit of things with this year's commemorative Easter eggs. The unique designs for 2021 include a rabbit wearing a mask and President Biden's two dogs, Champ and Major. You can buy them as a set or individually, and each egg is also inscribed with the signatures of the President and First Lady.
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While the news is certainly disappointing, it is not entirely unexpected. This annual event draws interest from all over the country, with families entering a national lottery for tickets each March. With the current social distancing guidelines, it would be simply impossible to run the festivities as they had been in years past.
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For more information about the virtual event, or to read more about its history, visit the official website for the White House Easter Egg Roll. You can also follow the Twitter feed for the event for special messages and videos.
The White House Historical Association is hosting some online Easter Egg Roll activities including a virtual scavenger hunt, a digital jigsaw puzzle, downloadable coloring pages, bingo, and a way to design your own commemorative egg. https://t.co/KNd8omnwgZ— WH Easter Egg Roll (@wheastereggroll) March 19, 2021
Are you disappointed with the news of the cancellation? Do you collect the White House Easter eggs every year? Let us know in the comments.