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Nanny Runs after children near White House

An illustration shows a nanny running after a group of children who are participating in an egg-rolling contest on the grounds of the White House, circa late 19th century. This was part of the Easter celebration in Washington. (Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images)

History of the White House Easter Egg Roll

For one day a year since 1878, the South Lawn of the White House has been open to the public. And this year, thousands of children will head to the White House for its biggest social event: the annual Easter Egg Roll.

The White House Easter Egg Roll dates back to the presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes and is among the office’s oldest traditions.

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