THE 'FESTIVAL of Breaking the Fast' has been celebrated a little differently in Wagga this year after a month of Ramadan in isolation.
Eid al-Fitr, a religious holiday celebrated by those of Muslim faith, marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.
However, for Wagga's Muslim community, the COVID-19 pandemic made celebrations commence differently.
"It has been very good, but obviously given the restrictions, we didn't get to meet for the regular congregation of prayers," Chairperson of Muslim Association Riverina Wagga Australia, Waseem Afzal said.
"We used online meetings like Zoom instead, and while it was a little different for the older generations particularly, the uptake was very good and it was very well-received."
The community is celebrating Eid today with a dessert stall set up at Bolton Park.
"We are't holding the regular Eid prayers due to restrictions, but we set up a table where people can come and take a piece of cake or dessert and go, so at least they have that feeling of Eid," Dr Afzal said.