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Hornbill Festival

  • 05 Dec 2019
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Hornbill Festival is celebrated in Nagaland to encourage inter-tribal interaction.

  • It is one of the largest indigenous festival organised by the state government of Nagaland to promote tourism in the state.
  • The festival is celebrated annually in the first week of December in order to preserve, protect and revive the uniqueness and richness of the Naga heritage.
  • The festival is considered the “Festival of Festivals” in Nagaland.
  • The festival is named after the bird – Hornbill which is the most revered and admired bird for the Nagas.
    • The festival is a tribute to this bird, known for its qualities of grandeur and alertness.
    • The bird is also closely identified with the social and cultural life of the Nagas, as reflected in various tribal dances, songs and folklores.
  • Hornbill festival exposes the culture and tradition of the tribal people and reinforces the identity of the Nagaland.

Source: PIB

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