Annual White House Easter Egg Roll scheduled for April 13

WASHINGTON — The annual White House Easter Egg Roll is set for April 13.

First lady Melania Trump announced the date for the time-honored tradition on Monday.

Tickets are free and are available through an online lottery scheduled to open Feb. 18 at 9 a.m. CST and close Feb. 24 at 9 a.m. CST. There is no fee to enter. Winners will be notified by email by March 4, the White House said.

Families with children ages 13 and younger are invited to join President Donald Trump and the first lady for a day of festivities on the South Lawn, where children use wooden spoons to roll dyed hard-boiled eggs.

The Easter Egg Roll is an annual tradition dating to 1878 and the presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes.

Easter is April 12 this year.