The hornbill festival is the most popular and biggest festival in Northeast India. It is celebrated in the state of Nagaland, which is also known as the land of festivals and comprises of 16 major tribes who still carry their culture with pride. The festival is organised by Nagaland government in the first week of December. The idea behind this is to promote and boost the interaction between local tribes as well as to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the state to the general public.
Hornbill festival is a 7 to 10 days affair with all 16 tribes gathering together in Kohima to showcase their culture with dances, songs, cuisines and local textile. It is also to pay tribute to beautiful bird Hornbill and to admire its qualities of alertness and opulence. Arts and Crafts, traditional food Stalls, Herbal Medicine Stalls, Cultural performances Beauty Contest, Archery competitions and, Naga wrestling are some of the highlights of this festival. Hornbill festival gives an opportunity to the visitors to get an insight to the culture and living of Naga tribes which are still not much familiar with the outside world. The festival is organised in the Naga Heritage village is which is quite near to the state capital Kohima. During the festival time the city also gets lively and vibrant with amazing delicacies, astounding music and lots of people.
|Location||Period||Duration||Dates For 2016|
|Kohima, North East India||December||7- 10 Days||1- 10 December|
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