White House Easter egg art contest: “don’t be overtly religious”

Biden-balcony-Easter US President Joe Biden, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, and two Easter bunnies on the Blue Room Balcony during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn on April 18, 2022. (Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Important Takeaways:

  • Religious-themed designs banned from White House Easter egg art contest
  • Children of the National Guard are prohibited from submitting religious Easter egg designs for the 2024 “Celebrating National Guard Families” art event at the White House.
  • The art contest is part of the White House’s Easter traditions, which include the annual Easter Egg Roll. The flyer for the contest states that an Easter egg design submission “must not include any questionable content, religious symbols, overtly religious themes, or partisan political statements.”
  • “As part of the White House Easter traditions, America’s Egg Farmers – for nearly 50 years – have proudly presented an intricately decorated Commemorative Easter Egg to the First Lady of the United States. In 2021, the White House expanded on this longstanding tradition by displaying youth-designed Easter eggs in the White House East Colonnade,” the flyer explains.
  • An estimated 40,000 people are expected to take part in Monday’s annual event.

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