The Hornbill Festival

- November 23, 2020


Illustration: ACK Design Team

Dubbed the ‘Festival of Festivals’, the Hornbill Festival is celebrated from December 1st to 10th every year in Nagaland. It is named after one of the most captivating birds of the state, appearing in many tribal folktales of Nagaland. The first Hornbill Festival was held in 2000. This year’s festival, although virtual, is going to be grand because it marks its 20th anniversary.

The various tribes that live in Nagaland get the opportunity to interact with each other and showcase their rich cultural heritage. The festival exhibits astounding performances that draws from this cultural legacy, including games, dances, crafts, food fairs, sports, and even religious ceremonies. There has been a considerable rise in the number of tourists visiting the state to witness this grand festival. The festival is held at Kisama, a Naga Heritage Village which is nearly 12 kilometres from Kohima.

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