What's New :
We are hiring: Educational Counselor and Content Writer : Click to apply

19th Hornbill festival, Nagaland

  • Category
    History & Culture
  • Published
    6th Dec, 2018

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the 19th Hornbill Festival at Kisama village near state capital Kohima in Nagaland.

Context

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the 19th Hornbill Festival at Kisama village near state capital Kohima in Nagaland.

About

Hornbill Festival:

  • The Hornbill Festivalis a celebration held every year from 1 - 10 December in Nagaland.
  • It is also called the 'Festival of Festivals'.
  • Why: To encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote cultural through colourful performances, crafts, sports, food fairs, games and ceremonies.
  • The first festival was held in 2000.
  • The festival is named after the Indian hornbill, the large and colourful forest bird which is displayed in the folklore of most of the state's tribes.
  • The celebrations and programmes have been scheduled in five districts of the state Kohima, Dimapur, Mokokchung, Phek and Wokha. 

Benefits:

  • The Hornbill Festival has contributed significantly in enhancing the state's tourism.
  • Tourism promoters believe that the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland allows tourists to have an insight into the different tribes of Nagaland. 
  • It fosters understanding of the rich cultural heritage of the state, its resourceful architecture and its ethnic cuisine.

X

Join Us on
WhatsApp

Enquire Now