Breaking with tradition, Trump White House forgoes Ramadan dinner

On Saturday, Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court announced this year's Eid al-Fitr would begin on Sunday, June 25, according to state-run Saudi News Agency.

The dinners were traditionally attended by prominent members of the Muslim community, members of Congress and diplomats from Muslim countries.

In some parts of the world, Eid will be celebrated on June 26.

Prayer filled the air in West Springfield Sunday, as thousands of Muslims marked the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Ramadan and Eid do not fall on the same date each year for the same reason.

Moreover, the president called on citizens living in Saudi Arabia to return home before the end of the 90-day amnesty period, which will end after few days.

Yesterday U.S. President Donald Trump broke away from a almost two-decade tradition of hosting an iftar dinner to commemorate Ramadan - the Islamic holy month of fasting.

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EID is intended for Muslims to celebrate the relinquishing of transgressions and to be blessed abundantly by Allah.

Asma said it's similar to holidays celebrated by various other religions.

Rex Tillerson also broke tradition earlier by rejecting a request to host an Eid-al-Fitr reception, Reuters reported last month.

"This holiday marks the culmination of Ramadan, a month in which many experience meaning and inspiration in acts of fasting, prayer, and charity". Eid al-Fitr, which means "festival of breaking the fast", marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.

"On behalf of the American people, Melania and I send our warm greetings to Muslims as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr", Trump said in a statement.

"May this joyous occasion, bring happiness, peace and prosperity & be opportunity to rededicate ourselves to serve humanity", he said in his message. He mentioned about the United Kingdom terror attacks in the statement, which was strongly criticized by many in the Muslim community.

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