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Hornbill Festival, Nagaland.

The state of Nagaland is home to several tribes, which have their own distinct festivals. More than 60% of the population of Nagaland depends on agriculture and therefore most of their festivals revolve around agriculture. The Nagas consider their festivals sacred, so participation in these festivals is essential.
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.

The grand stage of the Hornbill festival 2021.
Beautiful people of Nagaland were the biggest attraction for me.
The festival ground have tons of different kitchen of every tribe and this is a scene from one of kitchen, the lady taste the food using hands.

A view that posses the whole vibe of the Hornbill festival.

One of the most important person of the Hornbill festival, He is the king of Konyak tribes and he is also one the last Headhunters of Konyaks.

The young people from every tribe also take part in the festival as they are super proud of they are and love to promote what they stands for.

Leader of the team performing local dance for the Angami, the beautiful light is coming in the kitchen of this Morang.

Local tribe performing the local dance form in front of all the people from around the world.
The beautiful scenic view of the Heritage village is itself a reason to come for this amazing event.

The evening of the festival is marked by many performances of local singers and dancers and the lighting there is quite flawless and making the event a great success.
Tribes get a chance to perform their local art forms here in front of thousands.
Tribal people owning the style like always.

After spending my time at Nagaland, I realised how can you be so proud of what you have and what you really stand for. Its so important to have a positive approach and its so Important to respect the choice of everyone.
Thank you so much for staying, see you in next one.
Hornbill Festival, Nagaland.


Hornbill Festival, Nagaland.