Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Hornbill festival is a celebration in Nagaland

The Hornbill festival is a celebration held every year in the first week of December, in Nagaland, North-east India.

The state of Nagaland is home to some tribes, which have their own distinct festivals. More than 60% of the population of Nagaland depends on agriculture and therefore most of their festivals turn around agriculture. The Nagas believe their festivals blessed and so involvement in these festivals is important.

Organized by the State Tourism and Art & Culture Departments, Hornbill Festival showcases a concoction of cultural displays under one roof. This festival usually takes place between the 1st and the 7th of December every year in Kohima.

The Naga tribes are enjoying their foods during the great Hornbill festival of Nagaland.

The week-long festival unites one and all in Nagaland and people enjoy the colourful performances, crafts, sports, food fairs, games and ceremonies. Traditional arts which include paintings, wood carvings, and sculptures are also on display.

Festival highlights include the Traditional Naga Morungs showing and sale of Arts and Crafts, Food Stalls, Herbal Medicine Stalls, Flower shows and sales, Cultural Medley - songs and dances, Fashion shows, Beauty Contest, Traditional Archery, Naga wrestling, Indigenous Games, and Musical concert.

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