President Trump, first lady Melania set date for 139th Easter Egg Roll

After some speculation otherwise, the White House Easter Egg Roll will continue under the Trump administration.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump announced on Wednesday that the annual event, dating back to 1878, will take place the day after Easter on April 17.

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"The President and First Lady are honored to continue the traditions of the past," said an official statement on Wednesday, "while weaving new traditions into the fabric of our Nation's history."

Click through images from the Obama's White House Easter Egg Roll:

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First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to the crowd of young children and parents at 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, DC. 
US First Lady Michelle Obama reads "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs" to children during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, DC wearing a searsucker blazer and white denim pants.
As first lady, 1877-81, Lucy Hayes, wife of Rutherford Hayes, started the custom of inviting children for egg rolling at Easter on the White House lawn.
First Lady Grace Coolidge displays her pet raccoon Rebecca to children gathered on the White House grounds for Easter egg roll. The First Lady is seen wearing a bowler hat and long sleeved white dress.
Crowds of people dressed as comic and television personalities join President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan in 1982 on the South Grounds at the White House.
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, accompanied by their family attended Easter services at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., April 17, 1938. The First Lady is seen wearing a long jacket with a fur collar and a wide brimmed hat with flowers.
U.S. first lady Mamie Eisenhower receives a bouquet of lillies from five-year-old boy on Easter Sunday. Maime is wearing a strand of pearls and an intricate hat made from white baby's breath flowers.
U.S. President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy are seen leaving church after Easter services at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Palm Beach, Florida on April 2, 1961. Jackie O is seen wearing an iconic blue dress suit and white gloves with white kitten heels and a matching pill box hat. 
John F. Kennedy Jr. holds his mother's hand, U.S. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, outside the home of President Kennedy's father where the family attended a private Easter Sunday service on April 14, 1963. The First Lday is seen wearing a delicate white dress with white gloves and a lace head-scarf.
Mrs. Betty Ford meets the press onboard Air Force One as she and President Gerald Ford winged their way March 30, 1975 to spend Easter in Palm Springs. The First Lady is seen wearing a comfortable jacket and a polka dot and striped neck scarf.
President Gerald Ford and first lady Betty Ford hold palm fronds as they chat with the Rev. John C. Harper on steps of St. John's Episcopal Church in April 1976. Betty Ford is wearing a tartan wool coat with a blouse tied into a bow and gloves to the ceremony. 
President Jimmy Carter embraces his daughter-in-law Judy Carter as his son, Jack, watches first lady Rosalynn Carter play with her grandson, Jason. T he first family had just arrived in Calhoun to spend Easter weekend with Jack and Judy in April 8, 1977. The First Lady is carrying a large leather purse with her and appears to be wearing a tailored dress suit.
First Lady Nancy Reagan leads a group of cartoon characters to the South Lawn of the White House Monday for the annual Easter Egg Roll in 1981. The First Lady is seen wearing a white blouse with neck tie and tailored suit.
President Bill Clinton handles the starting whistling and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton handles cheer leading chores during the annual Easter egg roll on the White House lawn in Washington, April 12, 1993. The First Lady is wearing one of her traditional green dress suits we often saw her in.
President Bill Clinton and the Easter bunny wave as First Lady Hillary Clinton looks on during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll April 13, 1998 in Washington, DC. The First Lady is wearing a yellow jacket with an intricate broach. The broach was famously given to her by Secretary of State Madeline Albright, who was known for her own set of intricate broaches.
US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary wave to Easter Egg hunters from the balcony of the White House 31 March. Clinton, who was recuperating from knee surgery kicked off the annual event but Clinton stole the fashion-show in a gorgeous peach coat.
The Easter Bunny whispers something in First Lady Hilary Clinton's ear while her husband, President Bill Clinton looks on. The First Lady is wearing a hunter green suit jacket with a colorful silk scarf.
First Lady Laura Bush bids farewell to visitors during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll April 17, 2006. Despite pouring rain and cool temperatures, thousands of children and parents attended the 128-year-old tradition of rolling colored eggs down the South Lawn of the White House. 
First Lady Laura Bush reads "Duck for President," written by Doreen Cronin during the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 9, 2007. The First Lady is seen wearing a bright red suit to the event.
Former First Lady Barbara Bush reads "Arthur's New Puppy" during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House. The Former First Lady is seen wearing strands of pearls and oversized pearl earrings.
First Lady Michelle Obama, left, speaks at the Easter Egg Roll as U.S. President Barack Obama and the Easter Bunny listen on the South Lawn of the White House.
First Lady Michelle Obama enters the White House Easter Egg Roll in April 2009.
First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia Obama stand up after reading to young children during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on April 13, 2009. The First Lady is seen wearing a pair of white pants and a green top. 
First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters, Sasha and Malia, attend the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on April 5, 2010. The First Lady is seen wearing floral print pink shirt paired with a fluorescent pink cardigan, white pants and silver sneakers.
First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughter Sasha play with the Easter Bunny during the 2011 White House Easter Egg Roll festivities. The First Lady is seen wearing a gorgeous yellow sleeveless sheath dress by Tracy Reese. Typically, the weather during the Egg Roll is sparce but on this day, the White House had gorgeous sunny weather.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by the Easter Bunny, opens the Easter Egg Roll festivities at the White House in Washington, Monday, April 9, 2012. The First Lady is bold and bright in a yellow cardigan, red tee, cobalt pants, and turquoise flats.
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Rumors have been swirling that Trump may add the Easter bunny to his list of bucked trends by skipping the egg roll entirely. The Washington Post reported last month that at the time "no one has heard that any of the work is being done" needed to put the long-time event together.

Looks like the egg roll is one egg Trump will leave uncracked.

The president has already made rejecting certain White House traditions a habit during his short time in office. In February, Trump announced that he'll be skipping the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in the spring; an annual black-tie dinner often attended by both leaders in the press and the president.

Tickets for the White House Egg Roll will be free and distributed to families with children 13 and younger through a lottery system.

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U.S. President Trump Addresses Joint Session of Congress - Washington, U.S. - 28/02/17 - U.S. first lady Melania Trump waves as she arrives ahead of President Trump's speech. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump holds up H.R. 321 as his daughter Ivanka Trump (C) and U.S. first lady Melania Trump (2nd R) watch after it was signed in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, DC, U.S. February 28, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 26: (AFP OUT) U.S. first lady Melania Trump listens to a toast by her husband President Donald Trump while hosting the annual Governors' Dinner in the East Room of the White House February 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. Part of the National Governors Association� annual meeting in the nation's capital, the black tie dinner and ball is the first formal event the Trumps will host at the White House since moving in last month. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump step from Air Force One as they arrive for a "Make America Great Again" rally at Orlando Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Florida, U.S. February 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. first lady Melania Trump steps from the stage after speaking at U.S. President Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" rally at Orlando Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Florida, U.S. February 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Lonnie Bunch, director of the African American Museum of History and Culture, shows U.S. first lady Melania Trump the lunch counter exhibit during a visit with Sara Netanyahu to the Museum in Washington, U.S., February 15, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump, right, walks with Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, through the Colonnade of the White House towards the Oval Office in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. Netanyahu is trying to recalibrate ties with Israel's top ally after eight years of high-profile clashes with former President Barack Obama, in part over Israel's policies toward the Palestinians. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture Directort Lonnie Bunch (L) talks with US first lady Melania Trump and Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as they tour the Museum along with Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton (R) on February 15, 2017, in Washington, DC. / AFP / MOLLY RILEY (Photo credit should read MOLLY RILEY/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcome Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, as they arrive at the White House in Washington, DC, February 15, 2017. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump (centre R), Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (centre L), Trump's wife Melania (R) and Abe's wife Akie (L) pose for photograpers before a dinner party in Palm Beach, Florida on February 11, 2017. / AFP / JIJI PRESS / STR / Japan OUT (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump (R) and Akie Abe, wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, feed Koi fish during a tour of Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, Florida, U.S., February 11, 2017. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) and Akie Abe (C), wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, listen to Park Administrator Bonnie White Lemay, as they tour Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, Florida, on February 11, 2017. / AFP / Gaston De Cardenas (Photo credit should read GASTON DE CARDENAS/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) walk to pose for a photograph before attending dinner at Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., February 11, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump (L) and Akie Abe (C), wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, listen to an interpreter as they tour Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, Florida, U.S., February 11, 2017. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Akie Abe (R) attend dinner with U.S. President Donald Trump his wife Melania (L) at Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida U.S., February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania watch the Super Bowl LI between New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, accompanied by White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (L) at Trump International Golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., February 5, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
US President Donald Trump chats with First Lady Melania Trump while watching the Super Bowl at Trump International Golf Club Palm Beach in West Palm Beach, Florida on February 5, 2017. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend the 60th Annual Red Cross Gala at Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., February 4, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greet a marching band as they arrive at Trump International Golf club to watch the Super Bowl LI between New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., February 5, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
First Lady Melania Trump welcomes U.S. President Donald Trump as he arrives at West Palm Beach International airport in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., February 3, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump (L) watches an acolyte pass by carrying a U.S. flag as he is accompanied by his wife Melania, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen (obscured), at the conclusion of a prayer service at Washington National Cathedral the morning after his inauguration, in Washington, U.S., January 21, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
First Lady Melania Trump and U.S. President Donald Trump (not pictured) attend the 60th Annual Red Cross Gala at Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., February 4, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
First Lady Melania Trump is seen the Salute to Our Armed Services Inaugural Ball at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, January 20, 2017. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Melania Trump (C) dances with a member of the Marine Corps (R) during the Salute to Our Armed Services Inaugural Ball at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, January 20, 2017. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump dance during the Armed Forces ball at the National Building Museum on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: U.S. President Donald Trump waves to supporters along the parade route with first lady Melania Trump and son Barron Trump after being sworn in at the 58th Presidential Inauguration January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Donald J. Trump was sworn in today as the 45th president of the United States (Photo by Evan Vucci - Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: (L-R) U.S. President Donald Trump takes the oath of office as his wife Melania Trump holds the bible and his son Barron Trump looks on, on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Incoming U.S. first lady Melania Trump adjusts son Barron's tie as they attend the presidential inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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