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Special Note: The price of 24KT gold plated brass Easter eggs fluctuates based on the cost of gold and premium brass at the time the eggs and other ornaments are handmade in the USA.

Easter is an important holiday for many people across the United States. As the spring holiday nears, many households display decorations that include decorative Easter eggs, and the White House is no different. The White House hosts an annual event each year to celebrate Easter with thousands of attendees on the White House South Lawn. The Official White House Gift Shop is proud to carry commemorative Easter Eggs for 2015 and years past for collectors to remember the celebration.

The Easter Egg Roll at the White House

The White House Egg Roll is a tradition that is held on the White House lawn every Easter Monday. The roll is a special egg race for children, where they push their eggs along the lawn with a long spoon. The event also features speeches and appearances from government representatives and entertainment celebrities.

Browse our decorative Easter Eggs to add to your collection and décor for Easter 2015!






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White House Gift Shop's Official Florentine Etruscan Easter Egg, 24KT Gold Plated, Giannini Design, 30 Swarovski® Multi-Hued Crystals & 20 Clears, Cert. of Authenticity of Origin, 7.5''H (on), 5.5''H (off), 3.25''W, SOLD OUT, 0384M 2015 Easter Egg Set, Giannini Design, White House, Air Force One & Camp David Retreat, Gold Engraved, Handblown in USA, Perennial Themes of Rebirth & Spring, # in Base, Made in USA, WHGS Certificate of Authenticity 2014 Easter Egg Set, Giannini Design, White House, Air Force One & Camp David Retreat, Handblown Glass, Gold Engraved, Currents of Clears & Vibrant Color, Symbols of Rebirth, Sequence # on Base, Made in USA, Sold Out, Not Available Again
Regular Price: $186.00
Regular Price: $199.00
Sale: $128.00
Regular Price: $198.00
Sale: $128.00
White House Crystal Easter Egg 2014 Complete Easter Egg Collection 2014 Complete Easter Egg Collection
This beautiful and intricately designed Florentine Etruscan Style Easter Egg is meticulously hand-set with 30 Swarovski® crystals and made one piece at a time based on design concepts and specifications by Giannini, and is available exclusively from the the only original White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by permanent order of President H. S. Truman. Features: 24KT Gold plated filigree, banding, and display stand, thirty Swarovski Austrian crystals of green, mint green, clear, aquamarine, pink, lilac, magenta, amber, yellow, and blue with twenty additional encircling clear crystals. The White House Gift Shop's Florentine Etruscan Easter Egg is elegant, intricate, and unique.

Egg ornaments and displays make beautiful gifts for Easter or any spring occasion, such as weddings and birthdays. The custom of giving eggs at Easter time celebrates new life. Florentine Style pertains or designates the style of art developed in Florence during the late 13th to 15th centuries. Pieces from Florentine traditionally are magnificent and ornately detailed. The custom of giving eggs at Easter time celebrates new life, Resurrection and Rebirth.

Each Florentine Etruscan Style Easter Egg comes wrapped in fine tissue paper and is set in an elegant two-piece blue gift box with gold cord trim around the lid with an Official White House Gift Shop Official Seal.

SOLD OUT, NO LONGER AVAILABLE



The Complete Annual Glass Heirloom Easter Egg Roll Commemorative Collection

* Limited Numbered Edition Each Year with Each Egg Uniquely Handmade

* Includes Certificate of White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 Authenticity and

* Never Available Again When Sold -- a Feature Appreciated by Serious Collectors and Gift Givers

* Helps Support Art Residencies: Each egg is individually and uniquely made by a community of American glass artists and painters

Your complete set includes:

* The White House
* Air Force One
* Camp David Presidential Retreat

The 2015 Easter Egg Collection is meticulously hand-blown in the USA by American glass artisans using centuries-old methods, hand-crafting each glass egg one at a time, simultaneous with creating the now iconic White House Gift Shop annual classic Easter egg within egg design to symbolize Resurrection and Rebirth.

Thus, no two eggs are ever alike in size or pattern or hues which makes each and every egg unique for your special collection, display, and Christmas or Easter 2015 gift giving.

Designed each year by Giannini, who, greatly influenced by his studies with Jesuits, chose a hue of aquamarine for the White House (, traditional blue for the Air Force One Egg, and traditional green for the Camp David Egg. The symbolism of the egg is as ancient as the earliest human societies with the archetype of the primordial egg as the center of the origin of the universe emerging from the original and divinely created Egg. This 2015 Easter egg is s beautiful heirloom created to last for generations.

A new glass egg is created each year with unique design features only from the White House Gift Shop's official Easter Egg collection. See also the 2015 and 2014 companions -- the 24Kt Gold on Brass White House Easter Egg with brilliant golds and traditional purples available in the gift shop at http://www.whitehousegiftshop.com/product-p/easter...

For questions about the 2015 Easter eggs, call Rachel Allen at 877.896.3609 or e-mail rachel@whitehousegiftshop.com








Complete Set of 2014 Annual Glass White House Easter Eggs: The White House, Air Force One, Camp David Presidential Retreat. Helps Support Art Residency -- individually made in a community of American glass artists and painters.

The 2014 Easter eggs are especially beautiful pieces that feature made in the USA hand-blown art glass, 24KT gold intricate engraving, and sequence numbers etched on the bottom of each egg, a feature collectors and gift givers enjoy. Each egg is individually and meticulously made and engraved, one by one using old world methods; hence, our supply at any given time is low. Groups of people watch as these eggs are hand-blown -- making your collection of gift elegantly unique: No two eggs are ever alike. The symbolism of the egg is as ancient as the earliest human societies with the archetype of the primordial egg as the center of the origin of the universe emerging from the original and divinely created Egg.








White House Gift Shop's Official Florentine Etruscan Easter Egg, 24KT Gold Plated, Giannini Design, 30 Swarovski® Crystals & 20 Mini Clears, Cert. of Authenticity of Origin, 7.5''H (on), 5.5''H (off), 3.25''W, LIMITED 2014 & 2015 White House 24KT Gold Finished Easter Egg Set, New Each Year! Individually Gift Boxed, Giannini Design, #1 & #2 in Newest Series, Pedestal for Table Display & Gold Cord for Easter Tree, Made in USA by Official Makers 2015 Camp David Annual Glass Easter Egg, Giannini Design, Green, 24KT Gold Engraved, Handblown One at a Time in the USA, Perennial Themes of Rebirth, Renewal & Spring, # in Base, Limited Each Year, Not Available Again When Sold
Regular Price: $119.00
Regular Price: $136.00
Sale: $86.00
Regular Price: $68.00
The White House Crystal and Gold Easter Egg 2015 White House Official Egg 2015 White House Glass Easter Egg
This beautiful and intricately designed Clear Florentine Etruscan Style Easter Egg is meticulously hand-set with 30 Swarovski® Clear crystals and made one piece at a time based on design concepts and specifications by Giannini, and is available exclusively from the the only original White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by permanent order of President H. S. Truman. Features: 24KT Gold plated filigree, banding, and display stand, thirty Crystal Clear Swarovski Austrian crystals with twenty additional encircling mini clear crystals. The White House Gift Shop's Florentine Etruscan Easter Egg is elegant, intricate, and unique.

Egg ornaments and displays make beautiful gifts for Easter or any spring occasion, such as weddings and birthdays. The custom of giving eggs at Easter time celebrates new life. Florentine Style pertains or designates the style of art developed in Florence during the late 13th to 15th centuries. Pieces from Florentine traditionally are magnificent and ornately detailed. The custom of giving eggs at Easter time celebrates new life, Resurrection and Rebirth.

Each Florentine Etruscan Style Easter Egg comes wrapped in fine tissue paper and is set in an elegant two-piece blue gift box with gold cord trim around the lid with an Official White House Gift Shop Official Seal.




THE 2014 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP, EST 1946 ANNUAL GOLD EASTER EGG COLLECTION, #1 IN SERIES

Annual Gold Heirloom Collection - 1st Collection Piece in a new Annual Series that began in 2014 and complements the Annual Art Glass Easter Egg and the Wooden Easter Egg Roll egg -- also Available in Limited Numbers & Meticulously Handmade in the USA by official White House ornament maker.

Designed by Giannini, the 2014 gold Easter egg with eight facets is meticulously "handmade in the USA" and features a sparkling complete 24KT gold finish on premium brass from our official ornament makers, Easter flowers as perennial symbols of Life, beautiful lattice and filigree with hundreds of open facets to allow light to flow 360-degrees, the White House photograph with protective finish and Easter 2014 on-center in white and blue, eight symmetrical facets, articulated pedestal for standalone display, floral crown with gold cord for Holidays or Easter Tree display, museum art quality, and much more.

THE 2015 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP, Est. 1946 ANNUAL GOLD FINISHED EASTER EGG COLLECTION, #2 IN SERIES

The 2015 Gold Easter Egg the 2nd heirloom ornament in the White House Gold Easter Egg Collection, Giannini design, adorned at crown, 24KT gold flowing with elegant purples, touch of the Old World intricate details, the White House North Portico in subtle white enamel (partial view, on-center) with "White House Easter, 2015" encircling, 3" tall, and stands alone on its articulated pedestal or elegantly displays from your Holiday or Easter tree with a gold cord. Beautifully and meticulously handmade in the USA by official White House ornament maker, the 2015 White House gold Easter egg is set in an elegant two-piece, gold moire, gift box with the White House Gift Shop seal.

Made of premium brass with complete 24KT finishing and baked enamels, your heirloom is specially treated for timeless quality. This is the best yet in our now globally collected White House Egg Collection and will grace, year-round, your tree, display cabinet, or home with shimmering elegance regardless of lighting! Each year, we add a new Easter egg to this radiant collection with new design concepts by Giannini.



A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL

The original site of the Easter Monday Egg Roll was the grounds of the United States Capitol. By the mid-1870s, the egg rolling activities on the West Terraces had gained notoriety as the children turned the Capitol grounds into their Easter Monday playground. The first egg rolls, largely family affairs, seem to have been held during the administration of President Andrew Johnson. Youngsters of the President's family dyed eggs on Sunday for the Monday rolling, which the First Lady would watch from the South Portico. The workers and tourists watched in fascination as the children rolled both their hard boiled eggs and themselves down the lush green hills.

The egg roll activity of 1876 took its toll on the grounds, a fact that did not go unnoticed by members of Congress. With an already inadequate budget to complete the landscaping and maintenance of the grounds, Congress passed a law forbidding the Capitol grounds to be used as a children's playground. The law was to be enforced in 1877. But that Easter Monday rain poured down, canceling any outdoor activities sending the egg rollers indoors to play.

On Easter Saturday of 1878, a small announcement in the local press informed the egg rollers the new law would be enforced. President Rutherford B. Hayes, taking his daily walk, was approached by a number of young egg rollers who inquired about the possibilities of egg rolling on the South Lawn of the White House. President Hayes, upon his return to the White House, issued an official order that should any children arrive to egg roll on Easter Monday, they were to be allowed to do so. That Monday, as children were being turned away from the Capitol grounds, word quickly spread to go to the White House!

President Hayes and his wife, Lucy, officially opened the White House grounds to the children of the area for egg rolling that Easter Monday. Successive Presidents continued the tradition, and the event has been held on the South Lawn ever since.




The 2015 Camp David Easter Egg is meticulously hand-blown in the USA by American glass artisans using centuries-old methods, hand-crafting each glass egg one at a time, simultaneous with creating the now iconic White House Gift Shop annual classic Easter egg within egg design to symbolize Resurrection and Rebirth. The 2015 Easter Egg is deeply and masterfully etched in 24KT gold with the Camp David Seal.

Thus, no two eggs are ever alike in size or pattern or hues which makes each and every egg unique for your special collection, display, and Christmas or Easter 2015 gift giving. This year, our director, Giannini, chose a special hue of green for the Camp David Egg. The symbolism of the egg is as ancient as the earliest human societies with the archetype of the primordial egg as the center of the origin of the universe emerging from the original and divinely created Egg. This 2015 Easter egg is s beautiful heirloom created to last for generations.

A new glass egg is created each year with unique design features only from the White House Gift Shop's official Easter Egg collection. See also the 2015 and 2014 exquisite companions -- the 24Kt Gold on Brass White House Easter Egg with brilliant golds and traditional purples available in the gift shop at http://www.whitehousegiftshop.com/product-p/easter...

For questions about the 2015 Camp David Easter eggs, call Rachel Allen at 877.896.3609 or e-mail rachel@whitehousegiftshop.com











2015 Air Force One Annual Glass Easter Egg, Giannini Design, Blue, 24KT Gold Engraved, Handblown One at a Time in the USA, Perennial Themes of Rebirth, Renewal & Spring, # in Base, Supply is Low, Not Available Again When Sold, Limited Edition Each Year 2015, White House Annual Glass Easter Egg, Globally Collected! TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK, ORDERS ACCEPTED, ALLOW 2 WEEKS, Giannini Design, Aquamarine, 24KT Gold Engraved, Handblown One at a Time, USA Made, Number Etched in Base, Certificate of Authenticity 2014 White House Camp David Easter Egg, 24KT Gold Etched, Egg Roll Heirloom, Handblown Art Glass, Gold Engraved, Currents of Clears & Greens, Perennial Themes of Rebirth, Renewal & Spring, Sequence # on Base, Made in USA
Regular Price: $68.00
Regular Price: $68.00
Regular Price: $68.00
2015 White House Glass Easter Egg 2015 White House Glass Easter Egg 2014 Campe David Easter Egg
The 2015 Air Force One Easter Egg is meticulously hand-blown in the USA by American glass artisans using centuries-old methods, hand-crafting each glass egg one at a time, simultaneous with creating the now iconic White House Gift Shop annual classic Easter egg within egg design to symbolize Resurrection and Rebirth. The 2015 Easter Egg is deeply and masterfully etched in 24KT gold with the Air Force One Seal.

Thus, no two eggs are ever alike in size or pattern or hues which makes each and every egg unique for your special collection, display, and Christmas or Easter 2015 gift giving. This year, our director, Giannini, chose a special hue of blue for the Air Force One Egg. The symbolism of the egg is as ancient as the earliest human societies with the archetype of the primordial egg as the center of the origin of the universe emerging from the original and divinely created Egg. This 2015 Easter egg is s beautiful heirloom created to last for generations.

A new glass egg is created each year with unique design features only from the White House Gift Shop's official Easter Egg collection. See also the 2015 and 2014 exquisite companions -- the 24Kt Gold on Brass White House Easter Egg with brilliant golds and traditional purples available in the gift shop at http://www.whitehousegiftshop.com/product-p/easter...

For questions about the 2015 Air Force One Easter eggs, call Rachel Allen at 877.896.3609 or e-mail rachel@whitehousegiftshop.com











TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK, BACK ORDERS ACCEPTED, ALLOW 2 WEEKS, "A SMALL FINAL BATCH" IS BEING HAND-MADE, AFTER THIS THEY WILL BE GONE.

The 2015 White House Easter Egg designed by Giannini is meticulously hand-blown in the USA by American glass artisans using centuries-old methods, hand-crafting each glass egg one at a time, simultaneous with creating the now iconic White House Gift Shop annual classic Easter egg within egg design to symbolize Resurrection and Rebirth. The 2015 Easter Egg is deeply and masterfully etched in 24KT gold with the White House in architectural view and commemorates the annual White House Easter Egg Roll and Hunt with this timeless heirloom annual glass Easter Egg Collection.

Thus, no two eggs are ever alike in size or pattern or hues which makes each and every egg unique for your special collection, display, and Christmas or Easter 2015 gift giving. This year's Easter egg is a special hue of aquamarine: the confluence of clears and blues with subtle nuances of green. The word aquamarine means Waters of the Sea, redolent of the Waters described in Genesis.

The symbolism of the egg is as ancient as the earliest human societies with the archetype of the primordial egg as the center of the origin of the universe emerging from the original and divinely created Egg. This 2015 Easter egg is s beautiful heirloom created to last for generations.

A new glass egg is created each year with unique design features only from the White House Gift Shop's official Easter Egg collection. See also the 2015 and 2014 exquisite companions -- the 24Kt Gold on Brass White House Easter Egg with brilliant golds and traditional purples available in the gift shop at http://www.whitehousegiftshop.com/product-p/easter...

For questions about the 2015 White House Easter eggs, call Rachel Allen at 877.896.3609 or e-mail rachel@whitehousegiftshop.com














The White House Easter Egg is meticulously handmade, one at a time, then deeply etched with 24KT gold; thus, no two eggs are ever alike either in size or patter which makes each egg unique for your collection or gift.

The symbolism of the egg is as ancient as the earliest human societies with the archetype of the primordial egg as the center of the origin of the universe emerging from the original and divinely created Egg.

This 2014 Easter egg is an especially beautiful piece and an heirloom created to last for generations.




2014 White House Easter Glass Egg, 24KT Gold Engraved, Handblown Glass, Currents of Clears & Purples, Perennial Themes of Rebirth, Renewal & Spring, Custom & Handmade in USA, Sequence # Etched in Base, Limited, Very Few Remain 2002 White House Easter Egg, September 11, 2001, Onyx Commemorative, Made & Etched in the USA, Original 2002, One of the Most Unique Eggs in the Collection, Certificate of Appreciation & Authenticity of White House Gift Shop Origin 2012, Easter Egg, White House, Emerald, Gold, Official White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 Glass Easter Egg Collection, Nearly Sold Out, Not Available Again
Regular Price: $68.00
Regular Price: $68.00
Regular Price: $68.00
2014 White House Glass Easter Egg 2002 White House Easter Egg 2012 White House Easter Egg
The White House Easter Egg is meticulously handmade, one at a time, then deeply etched with 24KT gold; thus, no two eggs are ever alike either in size or patter which makes each egg unique for your collection or gift. The symbolism of the egg is as ancient as the earliest human societies with the archetype of the primordial egg as the center of the origin of the universe emerging from the original and divinely created Egg. This 2014 Easter egg is an especially beautiful piece and an heirloom created to last for generations. A new glass egg is created each year with unique design features. See also the newest 2015 White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 official Easter Egg collection: Museum Quality, 24KT Gold Finished on Special Brass and also Handmade in the USA.





The 2002 White House Easter Egg is the now rare 9/11 Onyx Commemorative and is one of the most unique eggs in the history of the White House Annual Glass Easter Egg Collection. The 2002 annual Easter egg was infused with onyx pigment during the hand-made glass formation process and etched in 24KT gold to honor those who fell on September 11, 2001.













2015 White House Easter Egg Roll Annual Wooden Eggs, The Complete Set of 5, Includes White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 Certificate of Authenticity, USA Made Hardwoods, Certificate of Appreciation, Supports National Parks 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll Official Annual Wooden Eggs, The Complete Set of Five with One Egg of Each Color, Supports National Parks 2014 White House Easter Egg Roll Official Annual Wooden Eggs, The Complete Set of Five with One Egg of Each Color, Supports National Parks
Regular Price: $59.00
Regular Price: $49.00
Regular Price: $49.00
2015 White House Easter Egg 2013 White House Easter Egg 2014 White House Easter Eggs
From the White House Gift Shop: The Complete Set of Five Official 2015 White House Easter Eggs. This annual wooden egg traditional set includes a commemorative egg of each color and a "Bo and Sunny" special edition egg with a finish of natural American birchwood, the first time since the President Clinton Administration that a White House Easter Egg has featured a natural wood finish!

See also the annual 2015 White House Glass with Gold Engraving and the 2015 White House 24kt Gold on Brass Heirloom, Museum Grade Easter Eggs Available only from the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 with Certificates of Authenticity of Origin for Collection Value or Added Gift Giving Presence and Provenance!








2015, White House Annual Gold Easter Egg, #2 in Series, Giannini Design, 24KT Gold Finish, Elegant Purples, Brass Filigree, Stands Alone or from Tree with Gold Cord, Meticulously Handmade in USA by Official Makers 2014 White House Annual Gold Easter Egg Collection, #1 in Newest Series, 24KT Gold Finished, Lattice, Gift Box, Meticlulously Handmade in USA, Signed Certificate of Authenticity of Origin, Floral Pedestal for Display or Gold Cord for Tree, Limited 2014 White House Easter Egg, #1 in Newest Heirloom Series, 24KT Gold Plated Filigree, Lattice, Gift Box, Meticlulously Handmade in USA, Pedestal for Table Display, Gold Cord for Easter Tree
Regular Price: $68.00
Sale: $48.00
Regular Price: $68.00
Sale: $48.00
Regular Price: $68.00
Sale: $48.00
White House 2015 Easter Egg 2014 White House Easter Egg 2014 White House Easter Eggs

THE 2015 WHITE HOUSE ANNUAL GOLD FINISHED EASTER EGG is jewel-like at its crown, 24KT gold finish flowing with elegant purples based on Christian motifs, a touch of the Old World with intricate details, the White House North Portico in subtle white enamel (partial view, on-center) with "White House Easter, 2015" encircling, 3" tall, and stands alone on its articulated pedestal or elegantly displays from your Christmas, Holiday, or Easter tree with a gold cord.

Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ and Easter is the oldest holy day (holiday) of the Christian Faith, and in the Western Church Easter is held between March 21 and April 25, on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox.

Beautifully and meticulously handmade in Rhode Island, USA, the 2015 White House gold Easter egg is set in an elegant two-piece gift box, gold , with the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 official seal. Made of premium brass with complete 24KT finishing and baked enamels, your heirloom is specially treated for timeless quality.

Each year, we add a new Easter egg to 24KT gold White House heirloom collection.


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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL

The original site of the Easter Monday Egg Roll was the grounds of the United States Capitol. By the mid-1870s, the egg rolling activities on the West Terraces had gained notoriety as the children turned the Capitol grounds into their Easter Monday playground. The first egg rolls, largely family affairs, seem to have been held during the administration of President Andrew Johnson. Youngsters of the President's family dyed eggs on Sunday for the Monday rolling, which the First Lady would watch from the South Portico. The workers and tourists watched in fascination as the children rolled both their hard boiled eggs and themselves down the lush green hills.

The egg roll activity of 1876 took its toll on the grounds, a fact that did not go unnoticed by members of Congress. With an already inadequate budget to complete the landscaping and maintenance of the grounds, Congress passed a law forbidding the Capitol grounds to be used as a children's playground. The law was to be enforced in 1877. But that Easter Monday rain poured down, canceling any outdoor activities sending the egg rollers indoors to play.

On Easter Saturday of 1878, a small announcement in the local press informed the egg rollers the new law would be enforced. President Rutherford B. Hayes, taking his daily walk, was approached by a number of young egg rollers who inquired about the possibilities of egg rolling on the South Lawn of the White House. President Hayes, upon his return to the White House, issued an official order that should any children arrive to egg roll on Easter Monday, they were to be allowed to do so. That Monday, as children were being turned away from the Capitol grounds, word quickly spread to go to the White House!

President Hayes and his wife, Lucy, officially opened the White House grounds to the children of the area for egg rolling that Easter Monday. Successive Presidents continued the tradition, and the event has been held on the South Lawn ever since.



Special Note: The 2015 Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday, April 6 with the event opening on the White House South Lawn.

THE 2014 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP ANNUAL GOLD EASTER EGG

Designed by Giannini, the 2014 gold Easter egg with eight facets is meticulously "handmade in the USA" and features a sparkling complete 24KT gold finish on premium brass from our official ornament makers, Easter flowers as perennial symbols of Life, beautiful lattice and filigree with hundreds of open facets to allow light to flow 360-degrees, the White House photograph with protective finish and Easter 2014 on-center in white and blue, eight symmetrical facets redolent of the Octave Day, articulated pedestal for standalone display, floral crown with gold cord for Holidays or Easter Tree display, museum art quality, and much more.


Special Note: The 2015 Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday, April 6 with the event opening on the White House South Lawn.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL

The original site of the Easter Monday Egg Roll was the grounds of the United States Capitol. By the mid-1870s, the egg rolling activities on the West Terraces had gained notoriety as the children turned the Capitol grounds into their Easter Monday playground. The first egg rolls, largely family affairs, seem to have been held during the administration of President Andrew Johnson. Youngsters of the President's family dyed eggs on Sunday for the Monday rolling, which the First Lady would watch from the South Portico. The workers and tourists watched in fascination as the children rolled both their hard boiled eggs and themselves down the lush green hills.

The egg roll activity of 1876 took its toll on the grounds, a fact that did not go unnoticed by members of Congress. With an already inadequate budget to complete the landscaping and maintenance of the grounds, Congress passed a law forbidding the Capitol grounds to be used as a children's playground. The law was to be enforced in 1877. But that Easter Monday rain poured down, canceling any outdoor activities sending the egg rollers indoors to play.

On Easter Saturday of 1878, a small announcement in the local press informed the egg rollers the new law would be enforced. President Rutherford B. Hayes, taking his daily walk, was approached by a number of young egg rollers who inquired about the possibilities of egg rolling on the South Lawn of the White House. President Hayes, upon his return to the White House, issued an official order that should any children arrive to egg roll on Easter Monday, they were to be allowed to do so. That Monday, as children were being turned away from the Capitol grounds, word quickly spread to go to the White House!

President Hayes and his wife, Lucy, officially opened the White House grounds to the children of the area for egg rolling that Easter Monday. Successive Presidents continued the tradition, and the event has been held on the South Lawn ever since.



The 2015 Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday, April 6 with the event opening on the White House South Lawn.



THE 2014 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP GOLD EASTER EGG

Annual Gold Easter Egg Collection

The 2014 gold finished Easter egg is the first of a new annual collection, handmade in the USA, and features a sparkling 24KT gold finish on brass, Easter flowers as perennial symbols of Life, beautiful lattice and filigree with hundreds of open facets to allow light to flow 360-degrees, the White House photograph with Easter 2014 on-center in white and blue, eight symmetrical facets redolent of the Octave Day, articulated pedestal for standalone display, floral crown with gold cord for Holidays or Easter Tree display, museum quality, and much more.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL

The original site of the Easter Monday Egg Roll was the grounds of the United States Capitol. By the mid-1870s, the egg rolling activities on the West Terraces had gained notoriety as the children turned the Capitol grounds into their Easter Monday playground. The first egg rolls, largely family affairs, seem to have been held during the administration of President Andrew Johnson. Youngsters of the President's family dyed eggs on Sunday for the Monday rolling, which the First Lady would watch from the South Portico. The workers and tourists watched in fascination as the children rolled both their hard boiled eggs and themselves down the lush green hills.

The egg roll activity of 1876 took its toll on the grounds, a fact that did not go unnoticed by members of Congress. With an already inadequate budget to complete the landscaping and maintenance of the grounds, Congress passed a law forbidding the Capitol grounds to be used as a children's playground. The law was to be enforced in 1877. But that Easter Monday rain poured down, canceling any outdoor activities sending the egg rollers indoors to play.

On Easter Saturday of 1878, a small announcement in the local press informed the egg rollers the new law would be enforced. President Rutherford B. Hayes, taking his daily walk, was approached by a number of young egg rollers who inquired about the possibilities of egg rolling on the South Lawn of the White House.President Hayes, upon his return to the White House, issued an official order that should any children arrive to egg roll on Easter Monday, they were to be allowed to do so. That Monday, as children were being turned away from the Capitol grounds, word quickly spread to go to the White House! President Hayes and his wife, Lucy, officially opened the White House grounds to the children of the area for egg rolling that Easter Monday. Successive Presidents continued the tradition, and the event has been held on the South Lawn ever since.





   
 
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