El Conejo de Pascua, decenas de atletas profesionales y miles de niños recorren el lunes los jardines de la Casa Blanca, durante una jornada en la que el presidente Barack Obama y su familia encabezan la búsqueda anual de los huevos de Pascua.


Un evento destacado este año es una zona en la que atletas y técnicos ayudarán a los niños a intervenir en deportes. Entre las estrellas invitadas figuran el running back de los Vikingos de Minnesota Adrian Peterson, la piloto de NASCAR Danica Patrick, el gimnasta John Orozco y el base de los Wizards de Washington John Wall.

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    Sasha Obama dances as Willow Smith, daughter Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, performs during Easter Egg Roll festivities at the White House in Washington, Monday, April 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

  • FILE - In this April 25, 2011 file photo, children roll Easter eggs at the White House Easter Egg Roll hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. For six years, Wells Wood Turning & Finishing, of Buckfield, Maine, has made the official collectible White House Easter eggs. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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    President Barack Obama greets children on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 9, 2012, during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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    President Barack Obama helps a little boy roll his egg to the finish line during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, Monday, April 9, 2012, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. In the background, at left are Malia Obama and Sasha Obama. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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    President Barack Obama blows the whistle to start the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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    President Barack Obama, sitting with, from left, first lady Michelle Obama, first dog Bo, and daughters Sasha, and Malia, speaks to the crowd before reading a story during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, Monday, April 9, 2012, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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    President Barack Obama stands next to the Easter Bunny during the singing of the National Anthem, at the White House in Washington, Monday, April 9, 2012, during the annual Easter Egg Roll. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

  • Michelle Obama, Marcus Samuelsson

    First lady Michelle Obama eats a taco made by chef Marcus Samuelsson during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, Monday, April 9, 2012, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

  • Michelle Obama, Marcus Samuelsson

    First lady Michelle Obama helps make tacos with chef Marcus Samuelsson during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, Monday, April 9, 2012, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

  • Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Malia Obama, Sasha Obama

    President Barack Obama waves to the crowd on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 9, 2012, as his family, first lady Michelle Obama hugs their daughter Sasha and behind them is their daughter Malia during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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    President Barack Obama plays tennis during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, Monday, April 9, 2012, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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    President Barack Obama watches as first lady Michelle Obama competes during the annual Easter Egg Roll race, Monday, April 9, 2012, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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    President Barack Obama high-fives his tennis partner, 9-year-old Isabella Irlando of Los Angeles during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, Monday, April 9, 2012, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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    President Barack Obama stands with his hand over his heart next to the Easter Bunny as former X-Factor star Rachel Crow sings of the National Anthem during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, Monday, April 9, 2012, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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    President Barack Obama reacts as he plays tennis during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, Monday, April 9, 2012, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

  • An early morning thick fog envelopes the White House in Washington, Monday, April 1, 2013, prior to the start of the annual Easter Egg Roll. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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    FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - In this April 9, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama does pushups during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

  • Children participate in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 1, 2013. The Easter Bunny, dozens of professional athletes and thousands of children will be hippity-hopping across the White House's South Lawn as President Barack Obama and his family lead the annual Easter Egg Roll. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Dos de las personalidades que asistirán el lunes son la actriz Quvenzhane Wallis, protagonista de "Beasts of the Southern Wild", y Robbie Novak, que hace de "Kid President" en la popular serie de videos de YouTube. Elmo, Abby y otros personajes de "Sesame Street" acudirán igualmente.


La Casa Blanca advirtió que espera más de 35.000 asistentes a esa tradición de 135 años, que se podría haber cancelado debido a las batallas presupuestarias de este año con el congreso. Las visitas a la Casa Blanca fueron suprimidas por los recortes en el gasto, pero no la ceremonia de los huevos de Pascua.


El Servicio Nacional de Parques, que organiza el evento, dijo que es financiado principalmente mediante la venta de huevos de madera conmemorativos, y algunas donaciones privadas, pero se negó a indicar el costo.