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2018 White House Easter Egg Roll date announced; ticket lottery open soon

President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump, speaks from the Truman Balcony of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 17, 2017, during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The date for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll has been announced.

First Lady Melania Trump announced Tuesday that the 140th White House Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday, April 2, on the South Lawn.

“The President and 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 press release.

An online lottery for free tickets opens Friday at noon and closes on Thursday, Feb. 15 at noon. The lottery is open for families with children aged 13 and younger.

Winners will be notified via email no later than Monday, March 5, 2018. The tickets are not for sale or resale. (Register here.)

Applications for volunteers for the event will be accepted until Feb. 23 at noon. (Apply here.)

This year’s official White House Easter Egg Roll commemorative eggs will be available to the general public, with more information to be announced at a later date.

The Easter Egg Roll has been held annually since 1878, when Rutherford B. Hayes was president.

For President Trump, it will be his second Easter Egg Roll as president.

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