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President Ram Nath Kovind Inaugurates Nagaland's Hornbill Festival

Published on December 02, 2017
President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 18th edition Hornbill Festival and State Formation Day celebrations of Nagaland in Kisama.

  • Hornbill Festival is the showcase of rich Naga culture and traditions, preserved over the years in the form of music, dance and food. 
  • The Hornbill Festival at Kisama and the International Music Festival represent the diversity of Naga society.
  • The Hornbill Festival is a celebration held every year from 1 - 10 December, in Nagaland, Northeast India.
  • It is also called the 'Festival of Festivals'.
  • To encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote cultural heritage of Nagaland, the Government of Nagaland organizes the Hornbill Festival every year in the first week of December. 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.

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