Easter Monday

Easter Monday (HM23Z8)

Location: Washington, DC 20008
Country: United States of America

N 38° 55.676', W 77° 2.819'

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Smithsonian's National Zoo

—125 Years —

For well over a century, the Monday following Easter has been an African American family celebration at the Zoo. Rich in culture and history, Easter Monday continues as a Washington tradition, with music, games and family-focused activities.

As early as 1906, Easter Monday drew crowds of up to 28,000 visitors for egg rolling on the Zoo's many hills. The Zoo continues the Easter Monday tradition today, with egg hunts and fun activities.

Captions from photos on marker:
Looking toward Lion/Tiger Hill, Easter Monday, 1910

You are standing near the spot where these pictures were taken on Easter Monday, 1936. The old Lion House is in the background.

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HM NumberHM23Z8
Placed BySmithsonian Institution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 at 10:03am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322560 N 4310771
Decimal Degrees38.92793333, -77.04698333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.676', W 77° 2.819'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 40.56" N, 77° 2' 49.14" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 95 Olmsted Walk, Washington DC 20008, US
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