By Faith Jessie.

New Yorkers from across the state traveled to Albany to celebrate Easter with the governor for Open House on Easter Sunday.

Governor Andrew Cuomo met with about 500 visitors who had the opportunity to tour the Executive Mansion that also served as the home for people like Teddy Roosevelt and Franklin D Roosevelt.

Children searched for over 1,200 eggs hidden throughout the mansion grounds and also had the chance to get their faces painted.

Governor Cuomo says that Open House on Easter Sunday is a new tradition to replace the Open House they previously held on New Year's Day. Cuomo's father died on New Year's Day so they thought it would be best to move the celebration to Easter.

Governor Cuomo's girlfriend Sandra Lee, and two of his daughters, Michaela and Cara also participated in the Easter festivities.