For the first time since 1996, the White House did not host a dinner celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Muslims around the world traditionally celebrate the end of Ramadan with an "iftar dinner," the meal breaking the daily fasts held throughout the month.

In 1996, first lady Hillary Clinton hosted 150 people at the White House for the first dinner celebrating the end of the holy month held at the White House since 1805 when President Thomas Jefferson hosted a sunset dinner for the ambassador of Tunsia.

The tradition continued every year under both former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. The dinners were frequently attended by prominent members of the Muslim-American community.

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump did release a statement on Saturday sending "warm greetings to Muslims as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr."

Last year during the presidential campaign Trump told ABC News he was open to continuing the tradition of celebrating Ramadan at the White House saying, "it wouldn't bother me. It wouldn't bother me. It's not something I've given a lot of thought to but it wouldn't bother me."