圣诞节传统在白宫继续存在,过渡摊位停滞不前

白宫的活动方式不多, 因为星期四是第12天 16 since the election with nothing on President Donald Trump’s official schedule. 然而假期快到了, whether there is a seamless transfer of power to President-elect Joe Biden’s administration or not.

Melania Trump’s office on Thursday announced the first lady will welcome the Official White House Christmas Tree to the White House on Monday. As has been the tradition since 1966, the first lady plans to greet the tree as it arrives by horse-drawn carriage to the North Portico of the White House, ultimately to be erected in the Blue Room on the State Floor.
This year’s tree is an 18.5-foot Fraser Fir from West’s Tree Farm in Lebanon, 俄勒冈州, according to the statement.
Traditionally, dozens of volunteers from across the country spend several days at the White House after Thanksgiving, decking the halls and putting finishing touches on the extensive holiday decorating that must take place across several public spaces and rooms.
    梅拉尼娅·特朗普(Melania Trump), as she has done the last three years, started planning herdesign themein late summer for the holidays. 今年, 然而, the number of volunteers selected to adorn the White House was dramatically scaled back due to Covid-19 guidelines, as will be the tour groups who come to see it.
      When volunteers do arrive to begin the work of installing ornaments, wall décor, lights and garlands, they will wear masks and remain socially distant, per White House rules outlined in the volunteer application form. Touring guests will also be required to wear face coverings and be socially distant.
      在星期三, CNN reported another holiday tradition will go on, despite the turmoil of a White House in limbo. Next Tuesday, Trump will presumably be seen in public again, for an audience with two turkeys hoping to receive a presidential pardon as part of the annual White House 感恩 ritual.

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