Eid al-Adha is normally a time when Muslims come together to pray and celebrate as a community in what is one of two official Islamic holidays.
But like it has for so many other events in the past year, COVID-19 has restricted how many Muslims in Bathurst celebrate significant holidays.
For Jameel Qureshi, a well known cricketer in Bathurst, he has been praying from his home in Blayney throughout Eid al-Adha, which began on Monday and will run through to Friday.
"We'd normally go to the mosque and say our prayers pretty early in the morning, about 7.30am. Then we all eat together and have some meals and then go home and the kids would have presents, quite similar to any other celebration," he said.
"But we've been saying our prayers at home, because of the COVID restrictions. Because there were limited numbers in Bathurst, we stayed home here in Blayney."
While Mr Qureshi admits its hard to not be together as a community during the pandemic, he's remaining positive.
"It's absolutely sad missing out on that community, but it is what it is. We've just got to make the best of it and take the positives out of it," he said.
Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice, takes place in the 12th month of the Islamic lunar calendar, which also marks the final day of the annual holy pilgrimage called Hajj.
Eid al-Adha honours the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son Ishmael, but before he could be sacrificed, God provided a lamb to sacrifice instead.
In commemoration of God's intervention, animals are sacrificed ritually, but only one-third of meat is consumed by the family offering the sacrifice, with the rest being given to the poor and needy.
Mr Qureshi has travelled to the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca once to participate in Hajj, back in 2014.
He said it was a very humbling experience, with his big take away being "patience".
"Speaking from a men's point a view, and the women's is very similar, we're only allowed to wear two white garments and everyone is the same," he said.
"You can't tell the difference between a billionaire and a homeless person. It's to bring everyone back together as equal.
"Being at that place, there's nothing in Mecca or Medina, it's just desert.
"People just go there to do good things and people don't care about people's background."
In stead of the more than two million that usually participated in Hajj before the pandemic, it has been restricted to just 60,000 fully vaccinated Saudi Arabians in 2021.
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