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US first family kicks off annual Easter Egg Roll

 \FILE - In this March 31, 1997 file photo, children and their families gather on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington during the annual Wh...
 This 1921 photo released by the National Archives shows children Easter egg rolling on the South Lawn of The White House in Washington.  World War I ...

Easter Egg Roll History

\FILE - In this March 31, 1997 file photo, children and their families gather on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington during the annual Wh...

Easter Egg Roll Glance

This 1921 photo released by the National Archives shows children Easter egg rolling on the South Lawn of The White House in Washington. World War I ...

The Obama family welcomed thousands of children to the sun-splashed South Lawn of the White House on Monday for an essential rite of spring in the U.S. capital: the Easter Egg Roll.
The Egg Roll dates from 1878, when President Rutherford B. Hayes was in office. In the main event, children race to push eggs through the grass using wooden spoons.
This year's roll also features basketball, yoga and healthy eating activities, all part of first lady Michelle Obama's campaign against childhood obesity. As she welcomed some of the 30,000 guests to the White House Monday, Mrs. Obama said she hoped children would have fun while learning about how they could become healthier.
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On the Net:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/easterEggRoll


Updated : 2021-06-15 08:49 GMT+08:00