Nagaland Hornbill Festival is one of the main festivals of Nagaland which is famed throughout the world for its unique and beautiful display of celebration. As the name suggests this festival is named after a bird called Hornbill. Nagaland Hornbill Festival is held every year on the month of December. It is a seven day event which takes place from 1st-7th of December. This weeklong event attracts several tourists from all over India as well as abroad.

Hornbill festival in Nagaland :

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Nagaland Hornbill Festival is a colorful festival which is organized by the State Tourism and Art and Culture Departments. This festival takes place in the Naga Heritage Village situated at Kisama which lies at a distance of 12 km from Kohima. Almost all the tribes of Nagaland participate in this festival.

The purpose of this festival is to restore and conserve the rich tradition and culture of Nagaland. Some of the special attractions of Nagaland Hornbill Festival include sports, ceremonies, games, colorful performances, food fairs, crafts, herbal medicine stalls, fashion shows, traditional archery, concerts, beauty contest, arts, traditional Naga Morungs exhibition and many more.

In Nagaland Hornbill Festival one can see replicas of tribal huts, hollow log drum instruments, wood carvings, etc. Men and women representing their respective tribes can be seen wearing their traditional attire with ornaments, shields and hunting trophies. In this festival visitor can enjoy watching Naga artists displaying their traditional skills in the form of sculpture, dances, games, music, paintings and wood carvings. Some of the famous artifacts and products of Nagaland can be found here such as bamboo products, organic fruits, woven garments, local delicacies, etc. The evening is filled with musical concerts.

The Nagaland Hornbill Festival attracts thousands of tourists every year. There has been an increase in the number of visitors visiting this festival since past few years. Therefore if you are planning to visit Nagaland make sure that you do not miss the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland.

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