For the first time in nearly two decades, the White House has decided to skip hosting the annual Eid al-Fitr dinner celebrating the end of Ramadan. The dinner began under the Clinton administration and continued through the Obama years.    Instead, the president issued a statement wishing warm greetings to Muslims. “Muslims in the United States

joined those around the world during the holy month of Ramadan to focus on acts of faith and charity.  Now, as they commemorate Eid with family and friends, they carry on the tradition of helping neighbors and breaking bread with people from all walks of life,” the statement read in part. Ramadan is considered the Muslim holy month, marked by prayer and fasting.  Eid al-Fitr is the “break” to that fast. READ MORE