Tazi Phillips, Global Animal
It’s almost that time of year again, when kids paint Easter eggs, parents assemble marshmallow Peeps and chocolate bunnies in Easter baskets, and Bo Obama lays his first egg. Wait, what? “First Dog” Bo Obama donned bunny ears and appeared to lay an egg in a video released by the White House on Wednesday about the upcoming 134th annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
“There will be games, stories, singing, dancing and Easter eggs,” the video advertises, accompanied by music and shots of handsome Bo, a Portuguese Water Dog, in the White House. Each colorful White House egg has Bo as it’s emblem.
The White House hosts an Easter egg roll every year and will welcome more than 35,000 visitors to the event this year, held on the South Lawn. The ticket lottery began on Thursday, March 1 at 10 a.m. and will go until 10 a.m. on Monday, March 5.
President Rutherford B. Hayes started the Easter Egg Roll tradition in 1878.
The details of entering the lottery are posted on the White House website.