Ramadan just started last week, right smack in the middle of Malaysia's durian season. Between sunrise and sunset, Muslims are abstaining from both food and water. In the evenings they gather at large markets or buffets set up just for the month-long celebration.
The Islamic year is a full 10 days shorter than the 365 day calendar, meaning that each Ramadan occurs slightly earlier than the year before. For the next few years, Ramadan will interrupt the durian season. With a good portion of the population fasting all day, I was curious how durian sales would be affected. It's not as if Muslims don't eat at all - they just don't eat during daylight hours. Since most people prefer to eat durian at night anyway; could durian sales go up?