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origin of Egg Rolling Contests

http://www.whitehouse.gov/easterEggRoll

a reference to the resurrection of Christ.

Eggs rolled across a lawn or a meadow

or sometimes up or down a hill

in order to respresent the rolling away of the stone that sealed Christ’s tomb.


The White House Easter Egg Roll is an annual tradition dating back to 1878

and President

Rutherford B. Hayes .

It is one of the largest public event at the White House.

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