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Getting To Know The Amazing Culture Of Maldives

Nestled in the Northern Indian Ocean, the Republic of Maldives boasts a diverse culture due to its location and natural resources. Consisting of twenty six coral atolls conducive to tourism, the country has a diverse cultural scene that is continuously aglow. Here is the low-down of Maldivian culture.

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Nationalities

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Even though the early settlers of the Maldives are known to be from Sri Lanka and India, at present day, the population features diverse descendents from Sri Lanka, India, Africa and various Arabian countries.

Cuisine

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Rice and fish are consumed often as staple food where as meat other than pork is eaten only during special occasions. However island resorts such as Velassaru Maldives, offer an extensive sensation of local and foreign dishes for tourists.

Festivals

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Being a majority Muslim nation, the Maldives observes the main Islamic religious festivals and events such as Ramadan, “Kuda Eid”, the Holy Prophet’s Birthday and Eid-ul-Al’h’aa.

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