The White House did not host an iftar dinner for the end of Ramadan, the first time in nearly two decades, after President Donald Trump decided to skip the Ramadan celebration this year, the Gateway Pundit reports.
The iftar dinner is held at sunset at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, which is a time of prayer, reflection and fasting for Muslims.
Previous administrations invite prominent members of the Muslim community to the dinner at the White House as they break their fast.
Both the Bush and Obama administrations continued this tradition.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also ended a two-decade long tradition at the State Department by not hosting an iftar dinner.
The White House issued a statement Saturday evening where the President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump recognized the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
“Muslims in the United States joined those around the world during the holy month of Ramadan to focus on acts of faith and charity,” the statement said.