Since 1878, children have frolicked on the grounds of the White House in search of colorful eggs.
This year, the event kicked off at 7:30 a.m. with President Donald Trump speaking to the public from the Truman Balcony, "I've seen those kids, and they're highly, highly competitive. That I can tell you."
Later, First Lady Melania Trump read the book, “Party Animals,” and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer read, “How to Catch the Easter Bunny,” on the lawn’s reading nook.
Other notable appearances included the Washington Nationals’ Racing Presidents, Elmo, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
This year’s guest list consisted of 21,000 children and parents, compared to 35,000 last year, according to DCist.
They said their names are Shelby and Egg-atha #crackingmeup @nbcwashington @WhiteHouse #EasterEggRoll pic.twitter.com/s12HBaESxO— Aimee Cho (@AimeeCho4) April 17, 2017
Sean Spicer, who once dressed up as the White House Easter Bunny, celebrates Easter at the #EasterEggRoll https://t.co/esUzugbv5c pic.twitter.com/sfGLIJWuIi— Deena Zeina Zaru (@Deena_CNN) April 17, 2017
Oh to be a kid again! #EasterEggRoll #funtimes pic.twitter.com/MnBFwH0dTy— Kevin Corke (@kevincorke) April 17, 2017
#EasterEggRoll with the best of the best! #WhiteHouse #Nats pic.twitter.com/QXWSff2E9V— Teddy Roosevelt (@Teddy26Nats) April 17, 2017