Much of the Maldives’ population is Muslim, and therefore Islam plays a key role in the country’s culture. As such, Ramadan and the holy month of Eid are some of the most important and culturally significant time periods in the country. Most private jobs close early this time of year. Muslims observe fasting, prayer, reflection and charity for 30 days. Interestingly, resorts and hotels in the Maldives Islands – like Grand Park Kodhipparu – are not affected by this event and will remain open as usual. This means that Ramadan is one of the best times to visit the islands. Finally, you can try a wide variety of cultural foods specially made for this festival. In addition, most restaurants offer special iftar dishes with a lot of flavor, as well as unique Ramadan juices with accents of rose and apricot. Some special celebratory activities are also held during this festival, including musical performances and even exciting fire dances.