Current Affairs 3rd Dec 2018

DATE: 3rd Dec 2018, Sunday

Current Affairs

Prepared by: Maharana Sibasankar

Sources: THE HINDU and Indian Express

 

  • More than 60,000 people visit Hornbill festival in two-days

News:

The tribes of Nagaland celebrated the Hornbill Festival in Naga Heritage Village Kisumu in Nagaland:

Facts:

  • 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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