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The President and First Lady Host the 139th Easter Egg Roll

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The First Family welcomed visitors to the White House on Monday, April 17th to participate in the 139th Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House. The festivities kicked off at 7:30 AM and continued all day until 7:00 PM. The President and First Lady delivered remarks in the morning and were then joined by their family as they participated in the Easter Egg Roll traditions.

Several members of the Administration were also present to join with the First Family to celebrate Easter. Press Secretary Sean Spicer, HUD Secretary Ben Carson and his wife Candy Carson, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, NSC Chief of Staff Keith Kellogg, Counselor Kellyanne Conway and First Lady Melania Trump took turns reading to children at the White House Reading Nook throughout the day.

The White House Easter Egg Roll dates back to 1878 under President Rutherford B. Hayes. The President and First Lady were honored to preserve this historic tradition and were delighted to host so many fellow Americans at their first Easter egg roll.