Candlelit vigils, costume parades, a White House egg roll, and Seder feasts are just a few of the many religious and traditional celebrations that took place in honor of Passover and Easter. World leaders like Queen Elizabeth II and President Barack Obama (even Kid President!) were involved in festivities, and the holiday was especially important to Pope Francis, who led Easter services for the very first time as Pope. See this year's colorful, sacred, and egg-filled Spring holiday celebrations around the world now!
POPSUGAR was on the scene at yesterday's inauguration in Washington DC. Culture editor Annie Scudder reported from the National Mall and the Inaugural Ball, where the president and first lady shared a special dance. We're recapping all the day's highlights — including adorable moments from the first daughters — in this PopSugar Rush.
President Obama has officially been sworn in for his second term in office at the 57th Presidential Inaugural, and Sasha and Malia looked sophisticated and lovely for their dad's big day. Malia's fuchsia coat and violet tights are by J.Crew, and Sasha's purple coat and tone-on-tone striped dress are by Kate Spade. See more of the first daughters's inaugural weekend looks, and what top designers are dreaming up for them to wear to this evening's balls, and more!
It's not easy growing up on the national stage during what can be the awkward tween and teen years — just ask Amy Carter, Chelsea Clinton, and the Bush twins. But Malia and Sasha Obama have made it look easy — and quite stylish — over the past four years. We've taken a keen interest in the fashionable yet always age-appropriate ensembles the first daughters have put together, from the moment they set foot on the inaugural podium in January 2009 in complementary Crewcuts coats and scarves to their appearance at the Kids' Inaugural ball this past weekend. As we wait to see what they'll wear to their father's second public swearing-in today, we're taking a look back at our favorite styles worn by the Obama girls.
It was fireworks for the first family, as First Lady Michelle Obama and Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden hosted a concert to honor military families Saturday night, letting loose with Sasha, Malia, and Jill's grandchildren ahead of the official inauguration on Jan. 21. Singers Katy Perry and Usher and the cast of Glee performed at the Kids' Inaugural Concert, which took place on a National Day of Service. See all the fun from the Washington DC celebration now!
Congrats to First Lady Michelle Obama, who's celebrating her 49th birthday today! In honor of the occasion, we've scoured the past few years of White House photos to find some of our very favorite "first mom" moments. From the campaign trail to Washington to travels across the globe, Mrs. Obama takes a hands-on approach to motherhood, and these 15 photos are just a few of the thousands that prove it. Happy birthday, Michelle!
It was a "Mele Kalikimaka" for the first family yesterday, who enjoyed some down time in Hawaii. On Christmas Day, Michelle and Barack paid a visit to a Marine Corps base, where they wished a Merry Christmas to the troops enjoying their holiday meal. The Obamas and their girls left Washington DC on Friday for a warm-weather Hawaiian holiday. Now the president is already heading back to work on the fiscal cliff talks.
The holiday season has been a jam-packed one for the first family, as the Obamas — including Barack, Michelle, Sasha, Malia, and perhaps the favorite family member, Bo — took part in the many Christmastime traditions at the White House and beyond. On Christmas Eve, the first lady chatted with children across America by phone and helped track Santa Claus with NORAD.
Back in Washington, the busy season began with Michelle and the girls accepting the official White House Christmas tree, a 19-foot Fraser fir, upon its arrival by horse-drawn carriage. Then Michelle took part in another first-lady holiday tradition by hosting the debut of the White House Christmas decorations, along with this year's theme, "Joy to All." Next up was the 90th annual national Christmas tree lighting on the White House lawn, where the Obama family had a sing-along with Neil Patrick Harris and Modern Family's Rico Rodriguez. And then Barack, Michelle, and their daughters attended the Christmas in Washington charity concert, a star-studded event featuring performances by Diana Ross, Psy, Demi Lovato, and more.
See all the photos of the first family enjoying seasonal soirees now.
Yesterday, the first family continued their holiday celebrations by attending the charity concert "Christmas in Washington." President Barack Obama was joined by wife Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia at the seasonal spectacle, which benefits the Children's National Medical Center. Vice President Joe Biden was also in attendance, bringing along his granddaughters. Conan O'Brien hosted the all-star event, which featured performances from a diverse group of musicians including Diana Ross, Smash's Megan Hilty, The Voice's Chris Mann, American Idol winner Scotty McCreery, Demi Lovato, and Psy.
The South Korean "Gangnam Style" star's participation was controversial, considering news of his 2004 anti-American performance made headlines late last week. But Psy apologized and was allowed to perform. Despite the controversy, the performers and first family were all smiles at the concert. Get in the holiday spirit with photos from "Christmas in Washington," and tune in to TNT Dec. 21 to watch the concert!
While many of us were stuffing ourselves with turkey and spending a leisurely weekend with loved ones, the first family was a busy bunch, taking on Thanksgiving duties and prepping for Christmas at the White House.
Festivities kicked off with President Barack Obama, and daughters Sasha and Malia, pardoning two lucky turkeys — Cobbler and its alternate, Gobbler — who will spend the rest of the holidays on display at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate. After accompanying dad at the annual event, the girls also joined the president on "Small Business Saturday" (an alternative to Black Friday and Cyber Monday) at a bookstore in Arlington, VA. First Lady Michelle Obama got in on the family time when the Obamas served food together on Thanksgiving Eve at the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington DC. Then she had Sasha and Malia's help — as well as the family's dog, Bo — when giving her approval of the White House Christmas tree upon its arrival by horse-drawn carriage. After examining (and sniffing) the 19-foot Fraser fir, Michelle gave it a thumbs-up. See all the first family's Thanksgiving weekend highlights now!