RALEIGH, N.C. -- It was a first for the Triangle Muslim community Sunday as hundreds of families attended an end of Ramadan event without leaving their cars.

The Islamic Association of Raleigh typically hosts close to 10,000 people for the holiday, but this year the pandemic forced them to hold a drive-up event at the State Fairgrounds.

Families were asked to stay in their cars for the duration of the prayer service.

“It's not quite the same as normal but it's still a special day and as you can see, a lot of our community members really enjoyed the opportunity to come out here and celebrate together," said Imrain Aukhil, a spokesperson for the Islamic Association of Raleigh.

For those unable to make it to the fairgrounds, the service was broadcast live on YouTube.