All around the United States, there are plenty of celebrations going on for Easter. There are egg hunts, parades, and zoo festivities. Here are some of the more popular ones:
April 7, 2007 Holy Saturday
New York Easter Egg Hunt in Central Park, 11AM – 3PM, Enter park at 72nd Street for this free event.
The Great Metrozoo Egg Safari, Miami Metrozoo, For kids twelve and under, they will have face painting, crafts, rock climbing, and the Easter Bunny will be visiting too. You need to bring your own basket and the event is free with regular admission price.
Hayes Easter Egg Roll, Fremont Ohio, 2PM – 330PM, The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center stages an Easter Egg Roll at the Hayes’ home. Kids from three to ten must bring at least three hard boiled eggs to use in the games.
April 8, 2007 Easter Sunday
Richmond Virginia Easter Parade, 1PM – 5PM, Fifty thousand people line up on historic Monument Avenue to enjoy this free festival. The festivities include clowns, face painters, good food, music, and even an Easter bonnet contest.
Asheville North Carolina Easter Egg Hunt, There are three different hunts at different times during the day. The Biltmore House has one of the largest hunts in the United States. Thousands of kids come every year to hunt eggs and win prizes.
New Orleans Easter Parade, Two parades through the French Quarter make this an event you don’t want to miss.
April 9, 2007 Easter Monday
White House Easter Egg Roll, 8AM-2PM, Wooden colored eggs are rolled down the lawn from one end of Pennsylvania Avenue to the other. The roll attracts some fifty thousand visitors each year. The tradition dates back almost one hundred twenty five years ago when Rutherford B. Hayes first opened the White House Lawn for Easter.
National Zoo Easter Egg Hunt, This free celebration dates back to 1889 when the zoo was first opened. The festivities include and Easter egg hunt, African drumming, storytelling, and children’s dance troupes.