Hornbill Festival

December 6, 201812 days 690
  • The Hornbill Festival began in the Naga Heritage village of Kisama, Nagaland. It is also called the ‘Festival of Festivals’.
  • Hornbill Festival is celebrated in Nagaland every year 1st week of December. It is one of the biggest indigenous festivals of the country.

  • The festival coincides with the Statehood Day of Nagaland which is observed on December 1.
  • The festival is a tribute to Hornbill, the most admired and revered bird for the Nagas for its qualities of alertness and grandeur.
  • It exposes both the culture and tradition of tribal peoples, and reinforces Nagaland’s identity as a unique state in India’s federal union.
  • It is organized by the State Tourism and Art & Culture Departments. It is also supported by the Union Government.

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