Nagaland of India is also known as the second Switzerland of the earth. This place can explain the beauty of this part of India. Nagaland is one of the most beautiful places of our country. It is the land of charming valleys, high mountains, beautiful environment and beautiful culture also.
Nagaland is also known as the name of agriculture land because 60 percent of the population of this state depends upon farming. It is a land of festivals and all festival mainly related to the agriculture. Hornbill Festival is also one of them. In Nagaland there are many tribes living here and each & every tribe organizes their own festivals.
Government of Nagaland encourage the cultural heritage of Nagaland and for inter tribal interaction organizes each year a festival of Hornbill which celebrate in the first week of December. This festival includes many events like Hornbill ball, Naga chill – eating competition, car rally and traditional sports competition etc. This festival mainly organizes to promote tourism in the state of Nagaland. Government of Nagaland represented this festival as the festival of the festivals in 2009.
How They celebrate Hornbill Festival ?
The name of this festival Hornbill took from the name of a bird of Nagaland. Hornbill Festival organizes from 1st December to 7th December each year in Kohima. A heritage village Kisama around 12 km after from Kohima is the place of celebration. During this festival various tribal of Nagaland participate with their various culture and rituals.
It is an interaction of culture. During the celebration people of various tribal showed their art and culture. In this festival a tourist can see wood art and craft, colorful paintings, competitive sports and games, flower shows and food stalls, various effective medicine, songs and dances, beauty contest and exhibitions etc.