DARLIN SUPERVILLE – Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) – Not afraid of wet skies, President Joe Biden and his wife Jill started first Easter White House Roll since before coronavirus pandemic on Monday, welcoming about 30,000 children and adults to the event throughout the day.
The president encouraged one young cat to teach a child, “Go. You understand. “
“My job is to keep it from raining for another two minutes,” he said, speaking on South Lawn.
The theme of the day was “egg education”. First Lady, professor of public collegeturned South Meadow into a school community with a variety of educational stations.
“The resolute spirit of education is what we wanted to honor with this Easter egg,” she said in a short welcoming speech.
In addition to egg buns and egg hunting, the event included a playground at school, a reading corner, a talent show, a place where you can teach farming, photography, a physical area “egg study” with an obstacle course. , and a “cafeteria” where children learned to make treats.
The COVID-19 pandemic led the White House cancel easter eggs in 2020 and 2021. But the event is back this year as an outbreak of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths facilitated.
“This year we are finally getting together again, and it’s so special,” the President told the guests.
Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, singer Ciara and actor-singer Christine Chenavet had to add a share of celebrity to the “egg dish”.
There were more than two dozen costumed characters on hand, including The Cat in Dr. Seuss’s Hat, Racing Presidents mascots for the Washington National Baseball League, Rosita and Cookie Monster of Sesame Street, and Snoopy and Charlie Brown others.
The event began around 7 a.m., and the first of five waves of people, including children dressed in Easter best, passed through the gates of the White House.
The Easter roll of the White House dates back to 1878.
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