First Family Kicks Off Annual Easter Egg Roll

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Thousands of children have been invited to participate in this year's annual Easter Egg Role on the south lawn of the White House on Monday.

The White House provided more than 14,000 hard boiled and dyed eggs for the kids and another 4,000 eggs were left for the children to dye themselves.

"We'd love to see any of the presidential family or just have them do the Easter Egg Roll," Woodbridge, Va., mom Kim Bryson told the Washington Post."

"It's just a tradition to do it," she said. "It seems like good experience for the kids to learn about the president and the White House."

The event featured celebrities like singer Justin Bieber and the cast of Fox's hit show "Glee." This year's theme was "ready, set, go" and it ties in with the first lady's campaign against childhood obesity.

The Egg Roll tradition dates back to 1878 when President Rutherford B. Hayes was in office.

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