Family sits down to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr

Elias Hubbard
June 26, 2017

President Trump speaks during the "American Leadership in Emerging Technology" event at the White House on Thursday.

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

"This is the most painful, the most sorrowful occasion, Eid al-Fitr, that we have experienced for the last hundreds of years", said Zia Alonto Adiong, a spokesman for the provincial crisis committee.

The Central Committees for moon sighting in Bangladesh and India have announced that the crescent of the moon has not sighted in all over the country; the first of Ramadan will be celebrated on May 28, Sunday. This year, Ramadan ended at sundown on Saturday night.

"You know how people say new year, new me?"

In the White House, Trump has attempted to ban travel to the US from several Muslim-majority countries. Additionally, local and national Muslim leaders or prominent Muslims would be invited to attend.

This year, Mr Tillerson rejected a request by the US State Department to host such a reception. This is a tradition that has been taking place since 1999.

Eid or Eid al-Fitr marks the start of Shawwal which is a month of celebration What is Eid al-Fitr?

Some argue that the tradition goes back even farther than the late 20th century.

Former Presidents acknowledged the sacred month by holding an Iftar at the White House - the meal eaten after sunset when Muslims break their fast.

The occasion was the presence of a Tunisian envoy to the United States, Sidi Soliman Mellimelli, who had arrived in the country just the week before, in the midst of America's ongoing conflict with what were then known as the Barbary States.

President Donald Trump is the first in almost 20 years to not host a Ramadan dinner.

Trump has been criticized for his administration's response to various events throughout Ramadan, starting with the White House statement at the beginning of Ramadan that was heavily focused on terrorism. I wish this Ramadan will infuse you with courage that will help you be triumphant over the adversities of life.

During Ramadan, Muslims spend the month abstaining from eating and drinking from sun up to sun down.

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