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Nagaland Hornbill Festival

Nagaland Hornbill Festival

The Hornbill Festival began with a colourful blend of culture and tradition with a modern twist at Naga Heritage Kisama in Nagaland on 1st December. This is the 20th edition of Hornbill Festival. Also, Nagaland celebrated its 57th Statehood Day on December 1st 2019. It became the 16th State of the Union of India on 1st December 1963. 

Key Points:

  • This festival is being organised by the Nagaland Government, and it is an annual tourism promotional event to showcase the state’s traditional and rich cultural heritage in all its ethnicity, diversity and grandeur. 
  • The 10 Days Hornbill Festival began with the traditional blessing was pronounced by Mongtei of Aniashu village while the Chief host and Host opened the festival 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.
  • It stressed that Naga people should come together and unite through their cultures and also uphold the richness of their culture and traditions, which has been passed down to them by their ancestors. 
  • The highlights of the ceremony include a colourful display of Naga Culture themed as “Colours of Nagaland". 

Tribes:

 Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Chang, Kachari, Khiamniungan, Konyak, Kuki, Lotha, Phom, Pochury, Rengma, Sangtam, Sumi, Yimchunger and Zeme-Liangmai (Zeliang) are the tribes present in the state.

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