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Hornbill Nagaland Festival

Dates: Sun, 1 Dec 2019 – Tue, 10 Dec 2019

Location: Naga Heritage Village

Hornbill Festival held at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama which is 12 km from Kohima. All the tribes of Nagaland took part in this festival. The aim of the festival is to revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland and to show extravaganza and tradition. For visitors, it means a closer understanding of the people and culture of Nagaland, and the opportunity to experience the food, songs, dances, and customs of Nagaland.

Hornbill Festival Organized by the State Tourism and Art & Culture Departments, Hornbill Festival showcases a mélange of cultural displays under one roof. This festival usually takes place between the 1st and the 7th of December every year in Kohima. The purpose of the festival is to revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland and to show extravaganza and tradition. For visitors, it means a closer understanding of the people and culture of Nagaland, and the chance to experience the food, songs, dances, and customs of Nagaland.

The Festival is named after the Indian Hornbill, the large and colorful forest bird which is displayed in folklore in most of the state’s tribes. The week-long festival unites one and all in Nagaland and people enjoy the colorful performances, crafts, sports, food fairs, games, and ceremonies. Traditional arts which include paintings, wood carvings, and sculptures are also on display.

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