Hornbill Festival

  • Hornbill Festival is celebrated in Nagaland every year in the first week of December.
  • It is also called “Festivals of Festivals”.
  • It is one of the biggest indigenous festivals of the country.
  • The festival is a tribute to Hornbill, the most admired and revered bird for the Nagas for its qualities of alertness and grandeur.
  • Organized by the State Tourism and Art & Culture Departments, supported by Union Government.
  • Aim: To encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote culture through colourful performances, crafts, sports, food fairs, games and ceremonies
  • The Hornbill Festival provides a colourful mixture of dances, performances, crafts, parades, games, sports, food fairs and religious ceremonies.

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