One of the most well-known Easter traditions in America is the annual Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., that dates all the way back to President Andrew Johnson. The event was originally held on the grounds of the U.S. Captiol until the lawn was torn up following the 1876 event. Congress then passed a law in 1877 making it illegal to use the Capitol grounds as a children's playground. President Rutherford B. Hayes moved the event to the White House in 1878 and it has been held on the South Lawn since.
(CNN) - Eggs are rolling -- nearly 18,000 of them -- Monday at the White House.Read more