The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan.
Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari said yesterday that Eid-ul-Fitr would be celebrated as the Eid moon was sighted in Bihar, West Bengal, Assam and Uttar Pradesh.
The Iftar dinners were typically attended by prominent members of the Muslim community as well as members of the Congress and diplomats from Muslim countries. "May this joyous occasion, which marks the culmination of the period of fasting and prayer during the holy month of Ramzan, bring happiness, peace and prosperity and be an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to serve humanity", the president said.
Historians argue whether this was officially an iftar dinner, but as it was a meal that allowed the Honorable Mellimelli to break his Ramadan fast, the answer seems clear that it was.
Tillerson's and Trump's brief remarks were in stark contrast to Obama, who released a lengthy statement for the holiday last year, as well as to ceremonies hosted at the White House for the last 20 years.More news: Germany and Chile advance in Fifa Confederations Cup
More news: SCOTUS rules in favor of gay couples on birth certificates
More news: Trump to welcome India's prime minister to White House
Read the full statement from the NDC below.
Mehbooba prayed that the month-long fasting and the night-long supplications of the faithful are accepted and rewarded by the Almighty.
Muslims in the United States joined those around the world during the holy month of Ramadan to focus on acts of faith and charity. What the exclusion of one White House tradition and the inclusion of another means for the Trump Administration is open to debate.
White House officials did not respond to repeated requests for comment.