White House cancels iconic Easter Egg Roll over coronavirus fears

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  • March 16, 2020
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The White House is canceling its planned 2020 Easter Egg Roll amid concerns over the coronavirus.White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham announced on Twitter that the iconic event held annually on the South Lawn would not take place in 2020.”Out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with the National Emergency Declaration concerning the COVID-19, the Office of the First Lady is announcing that this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll has been canceled,” the tweet read.This year’s event had been slated for Monday, April 13.Every year families with children ages 13 and younger are invited to join the president and first lady for a day of festivities, where children use wooden spoons to roll dyed hard-boiled eggs.The White House Easter Egg Roll officially dates back to 1878 and the presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes, but first-hand accounts suggest that informal festivities began with egg-rolling parties under President Abraham

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