Planning Your 2014 Easter Week

Wash CathedralResidents of the Nation’s Capital and visitors to the city are looking forward to Easter services and celebrations taking place in the District in the next few days. Here are some of Washington’s traditional activities and where you can find them.

On Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. at the National Cathedral. The Holy Eucharist with Footwashing.  Washington National Cathedral is located at 3101 Wisconsin Avenue in Northwest Washington, DC, at the intersection of Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues. 

  • Sunday Sunrise Service begins at 6:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014. Sunday’s event will be the 36th annual gathering of worshippers at the Lincoln Memorial to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. The service is free and attracts thousands of people each year.  
  • The annual White House Easter Egg Roll takes place on Monday, April 21, 2014, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. This 136 year tradition features an Easter egg hunt, live music and a number of other activities. The theme of this year’s event is in support of the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative and is focused on promoting health and wellness.  While it is open to the public, all attendees must have a ticket. Tickets are distributed free of charge via an online lottery system, allowing guests from across the United States to participate. The lottery is now closed. 
  • The African American Family Celebration hosted by the National Zoo and Friends of the National Zoo is another annual event. Easter Monday activities will take place on April 21, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will feature an Easter egg roll, Easter-themed games, live entertainment, a food bazaar, and fun for the entire family. It is free and open to the public.

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