President Donald Trump, his family and staff hosted the annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House South Lawn on Monday, April 17, 2017.

The annual egg roll, which is held on the Monday after Easter, dates back to 1878.

This year's event also features musical performances, a reading nook, costumed characters and other activities.

Scroll down to see photos from the event.

President Donald Trump waves after delivering remarks from
President Donald Trump waves after delivering remarks from the Truman Balcony with first lady Melania Trump and their son, Barron, during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Saul Loeb)
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer reads the
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer reads the children's book "How to Catch the Easter Bunny" during the annual Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017. (Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla)
Costumed characters await visitors during the annual Easter
Costumed characters await visitors during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the White House South Lawn in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017. (Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla)

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A girl wears a
A girl wears a "Make America Great Again" hat with bunny ears during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017. (Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla)
President Donald Trump holds up a coloring sheet
President Donald Trump holds up a coloring sheet for a crowd of children to look at during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla)
Young ladies with their Easter hats during the
Young ladies with their Easter hats during the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017. (Credit: Getty Images/ Win McNamee)
First lady Melania Trump reads the children's book
First lady Melania Trump reads the children's book "Party Animals" during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017. (Credit: Getty Images / Win McNamee)
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his wife,
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his wife, Mary, pose for photographs during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017. (Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla)

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Four-year-old Vittoria Colonna of Marcus Hook, Pa., rolls
Four-year-old Vittoria Colonna of Marcus Hook, Pa., rolls a colored egg down the White House South Lawn during the annual Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017. (Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla)
Three-year-old Carter Lim of Vienna, Va., rolls a
Three-year-old Carter Lim of Vienna, Va., rolls a colored egg down the White House South Lawn during the annual Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017. (Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla)
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reads to children
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reads to children from the book "It's Not Easy Being a Bunny" during the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C. on Monday, April 17, 2017. (Credit: Getty Images/ Win McNamee)
Families pose for photographs with an Easter Bunny
Families pose for photographs with an Easter Bunny during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017. (Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania blow
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania blow whistles to kick off a race with Tiffany Trump during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017. (Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla)

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TV weatherman Al Roker is joined by the
TV weatherman Al Roker is joined by the Washington Nationals' Racing Presidents during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017. (Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla)
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer reads the
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer reads the children's book "How to Catch the Easter Bunny" during the annual Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017. (Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla)
Emersyn, Gwenyth and Peytin Burningham, of Salt Lake
Emersyn, Gwenyth and Peytin Burningham, of Salt Lake City, Utah, roll colored eggs down the White House South Lawn during the annual Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C., on Monday, April 17, 2017. (Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla)