Eid al-Fitr, also known as the "small holiday", marks the start of a three-day holiday as Muslims exchange gifts, visit family and friends at home, and throw elaborate feasts. It is a time to give thanks for the spiritual growth and the blessings received throughout the holy month. There are special prayers on the holiday.
Trudeau said the cultural diversity in Canada is one of the greatest strengths and sources of pride.
The dinners were traditionally attended by prominent members of the Muslim community, members of Congress and diplomats from Muslim countries.
Trudeau wished Eid Mubarak. Eid is the first and only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. It is the fervent hope of every Muslim that they continue in the spirit of Ramadan, holding fast onto the principles of brotherhood, unity, kindness and generosity long after the month has ended.
"Trudeau is also seen happily lending a helping hand at a Muslim Welfare Centre". Many of them had returned to the district from work in Malaysia, he said, in order to stay with their family on one of the most important days in the Islamic calendar.
He recalled his visit to an worldwide charity organisation, Islamic Relief Canada, which is committed to alleviating poverty in over thirty different countries around the world.
He wished everyone Happy Eid-ul-Fitr ahead of the biggest Islamic festival. AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP A Palestinian boy holds a balloon as Muslims gather for the morning Eid al-Fitr prayer near the Dome of Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam's third most holy site, June 25, 2017.