|SMURFS AT THE WHITE HOUSE
The Smurfs at the White House
The Smurfs have been to the White House twice - once under President Ronald Reagan, and once under President Barack Obama.
The Smurfs have run for President as well - at least that's what their campaign buttons say!
Learn all about the Smurfs Easter Egg hunt, their White House visits - and see Obama Smurf? Can it be true?
The Smurfs run for President
|The Smurfs Visit President Obama|
The Smurfs had the privilege of visiting the Obama White House in 2009.
Approximately 30,000 families gathered on the South Lawn of the White House on April 13, 2009 to celebrate Easter. The theme for 2009 was "Let's Go Play". Indeed, there was a lot of playing going on - kids and families could have an Easter Egg Hunt, decorate an Easter Egg, enter the Easter Egg Roll, hear storytellers, and meet the Smurfs (along with bevy of other fun friends). People could visit Mrs. Obama's vegetable garden to learn about healthy eating, play soccer, or do yoga. The entire Easter celebration was officiated by President and Mrs. Obama.
Along with the Smurfs, what other friends joined Papa Smurf, Smurfette and Smurf at the White House? The Easter Bunny was there, singer Fergie, Actor James Cromwell, and of most importantly - fun filled Easter Eggs!
Easter celebrations have a proud tradition at the White House, which have taken place annually since 1878.
History of the Easter Egg Roll
The Easter Egg Roll at the White House South Lawn began with President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878. Previously, the Capital Grounds hosted the egg rolling, but Congress passed a law in 1877 forbidding the practice due to budget concerns.
Typically, the White House First Family dyes the Easter Eggs on Easter Sunday for the egg race on Easter Monday. Although new activities and games are always part of each year's Easter celebration at the White House, the egg rolling race remains a staple. When the Easter festivities are over, wooden eggs are traditionally handed out to participants, providing a nice keepsake from a fun day!
The Smurfs run for President
It's true, the Smurfs did mount a political campaign for the 1988 election. How close did the Smurfs get to the White House? Well, they did manage to get campaign buttons printed up and distributed for free in Smurfberry Crunch Cereal Boxes. Although the Smurfs weren't really running for election, you could show your true-blue support by wearing these cute Smurf badges. Five campaign buttons were available: Papa Smurf, Brainy Smurf, Smurfette, Handy Smurf and Vanity Smurf.
|Papa Smurf for President|
A proven leader both distinguished and inspired, Papa Smurf is the true-blue choice for the Smurf Village.
|Brainy Smurf for President|
Brainy Smurf is reasonable and logical. This Smurf is the only intelligent choice for President!
|Smurfette for President|
Want real change in the Smurf Village? It's time for a woman to be President - Vote Smurfette!
|Handy Smurf for President|
Handy Smurf knows the way to a better tomorrow. A vote for Handy is a vote for progress.
|Vanity Smurf for President|
Want someone as fabulous as Vanity Smurf running the Village? Then vote Vanity!
|Have YOUR Voice Heard|
Time to put your money where your smurf is and VOTE!
Find out what your fellow Smurfs said in our online Smurf Presidential Poll!
The Smurfs at the Reagan White House
The Smurfs visited the Reagan White House for Easter on April 12, 1983. The Smurfs joined in the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House under President Ronald Reagan and Mrs. Nancy Reagan.
The blue buddy pictured here shakes hands with Mrs. Reagan, who visibly loves the Smurfs! Mrs. Reagan is quoted as saying, "Smurfs are such fun!"
Nancy Reagan Loves the Smurfs
Could it be true? Is President Barack Obama a Smurf? Well, he is a Democrat - so blue should be his color of choice. The picture below will let you decide for yourself: Is President Obama a Smurf or Not?
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