( CNN) For the first time in nearly two decades, the White House did not host an iftar dinner to celebrate Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Instead, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania liberated a statement on Saturday wishing “warm greetings” to those celebrating Eid al-Fitr, an important vacation marking the end of Ramadan.

“Muslims in the United States joined those around the world during the holy month of Ramadan to focus on acts of faith and charity, ” they said. “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.”