Easter holiday for children in the White House (19 photos)

At the White House on April 13, the traditional Easter holiday for children, reports AFP. More than 30,000 people from 45 states arrived Monday in the White House to take part in the traditional "skating" Easter eggs, organized by the presidential family.

"Skating" Easter eggs in the White House (The White House Easter Egg Roll), which is always held on the day after Easter Sunday, the first was held in Washington in 1878 and has since been considered in the US annual "presidential" tradition. In the Easter celebrations at the residence of the head of state can participate families in which there is at least one child under the age of seven years.

Barack Obama on the children's Easter celebrations at the White House.

In 2009, the main theme of the holiday was a healthy lifestyle. As explained to reporters US first lady Michelle Obama (Michelle Obama), the program includes a lot of mobile entertainment. The celebration was also attended by Sasha and Malia Obama and the president of the United States Barack Obama (Barack Obama), who was watching the scene from the porch, and then came out to talk and play with the children.

American singer Fergie (Fergie) sang the US national anthem for guests. The celebration was also attended by the stars of basketball and football. The traditional part of the celebration - find hidden in the grass Easter eggs. As reported at the White House this year eggs decorated using eco-friendly materials.

Easter holiday for children in the White House. Photos: Getty Images.


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