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20th Hornbill Festival

Current context: The 20th edition of the Hornbill Festival has begun at Naga Heritage Kisama in Nagaland.
20th Hornbill Festival
  • This is an annual festival and is being organised by the Nagaland Government to showcase the state’s traditional and rich cultural heritage.
  • The Hornbill Festival is a 10 Day festival (celebration held every year from 1 to 10 December) that began with the traditional blessing pronounced by Mongtei of Aniashu village by beating the traditional gong.
  • Nagaland Governor R N Ravi was the chief host of the festival, while Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio was the host.
  • The theme of this year festival is “Colours of Nagaland”.
  • Cultural performance of different tribes of Nagaland, art exhibition, photo-fest, city tour, night carnival etc. are the highlights of the Hornbill Festival.
  • The first festival was held in 2000 and is named after the Indian hornbill, a forest bird.


Q.1 The Hornbill Festival is celebrated in which state of India?
a. West Bengal
b. Odisha
c. Tripura
d. Nagaland
e. Chhattisgarh
20th Hornbill Festival 20th Hornbill Festival Reviewed by Neha Verma on December 05, 2019 Rating: 5

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