DATE: 3rd Dec 2018, Sunday
Prepared by: Maharana Sibasankar
Sources: THE HINDU and Indian Express
- More than 60,000 people visit Hornbill festival in two-days
The tribes of Nagaland celebrated the Hornbill Festival in Naga Heritage Village Kisumu in Nagaland:
- It is organized at the Kisama Village located at a distance of 10 Kms from the state capital, Kohima
- It is locally known as the “Festival of Festivals” and is organized by State Tourism and Arts and Culture Department, to encourage inter-tribal harmony and promote colourful local culture and traditions.
- Festival is named after the Bird Hornbill.
- It takes place between the 1st to 7th December, which happens to be the Nagaland Formation Day
- This festival is the grandest, most colourful and sparkling carnival in the whole of northeast India.
- It is attended by all the major tribes of Nagaland who present themselves with various arts, folk songs, dances and games.
- The most attractive event at the festival is Naga chilly eating competition and pork eating festival
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