This year's Easter Egg Roll at the White House is generating controversy as the Trump administration has reportedly waited until the last minute to order the commemorative wooden eggs for the event. Some are wondering if the new administration can get it together in time. The Easter Egg Roll, which takes place Monday, is one of the biggest annual events at the White House. Last year, more than 35,000 people attended. It has been an annual event since first lady Dolley Madison started it in the early 1800s.