Muslim families around Australia are about to celebrate the second major holiday on the Islamic calendar either in lockdown or unable to attend large gatherings of family and friends.

Eid al-Adha, the “festival of sacrifice”, begins at midnight tonight (July 30) and lasts three days. It is normally marked by prayer, the sharing of food and sweets, and giving to those in need.

But while mosques in NSW have re-opened, they remain closed across Victoria.

Like Eid al-Fitr, which marked the end of Ramadan, the coronavirus has forced Muslim communities to adapt their traditions.

— Video, Fatimah Ayoubi @Hamitaf18