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In the month of : December 1st week
Venue : Kohima in Nagaland
Celebrated by : All Nagaland tribes
Duration : Eight Days
The festivals are celebrated with fervor and gusto by the Nagaland tribes, Majorily, sixty percentage of the population is dependant on agriculture, so all major festivals revolve around agriculture, these festivals are considered as sacred and hence participation becomes compulsory here. You can also call Nagaland as a land of festivals; this is because, each tribe makes a point to celebrate each festival related to it with passion and dedication. Here are the significant festivals celebrated in Nagaland they are : Tsukhenyie by the Chakhesangs in January, Bushu by the Kacharis in January, Mimkut by the Kukis in January, Aoling by the Konyaks in April, Moatsu by the Aos in May, Tuluni by the Sumis in July, Sekrenyi by the Angamis in February, Tokhu Emong by the Lothas in November, Nyaknylum by the Changs in July and Yemshe by the Pochurys in October.
So to increase the interaction between the inter-tribes and to uphold Nagaland’s cultural heritage, Hornbill Festival is organized each year in the December’s 1st week, by the Government of Nagaland.
Having its organization done through State Tourism and Art & Culture Departments, here is the platform for knowing the rich and varied culture of Nagaland and that too under single roof. The location of this festival at a distance of 12 kilometres from Kohima in Kisama and this takes place on the 1st and 7th December of every year. People who visit the Hornbill Festival are to make them understand the culture and the people associated with it. It surely remains in your schedule, that after visiting this festival the things that you have enjoyed during the due course of visiting Nagaland where you enjoyed the dances, songs, foods and traditions of Nagaland.
Significant Features :
The name of this festival is after Hornbill the bird that is a internationally appreciated bird and is in the display of the folklore of the majority of the tribes of the states. Due to this Hornbill Festival the people in Nagaland come united and spent time with each other, this increases the bonding between people and also at the time of Hornbill Festival, you can see more life in Nagaland.