Hornbill Festival, Nagaland

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A cultural extravaganza that celebrates the tribal way of life and bridges the gap between generations and revives and strengthens human bonds.

Organized by the State Tourism and Art & Culture Departments, Hornbill Festival showcases a melange of cultural displays under one roof. This festival usually takes place between the 1st and the 7th of December every year in Kohima. To encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote, revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland and to display its extravaganza and traditions, the Government of Nagaland organizes the Hornbill Festival every year in the first week of December. Hornbill Festival is held at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama which is about 12 km from Kohima


The Festival is named after the hornbill, the globally respected bird and which is displayed in folklore in most of the state’s tribes.

The Hornbill Festival of Nagaland, over the years, has evolved from being…

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