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Witness the cultural diversity of India at its best during the Hornbill festival in Nagaland

December 1 - December 10

Nagalan’d is one of the most unique states of India with its amazing festivals and culture which are very unique and capture the essence of the particular states of the north-east India. One such festival is the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland. The festival is for the tribes of Nagaland and incorporate all their individual festivals to make one big festival for all of them. That is why, the Hornbill Festival is also known as the festival of festivals. The festival allows the tribes of Nagaland to exchange their culture and share a common festival to connect to one another. The festival is held in the first week of December on annual basis. The tribes get to engage in multiple activities like traditional dances, music, beauty pageant, etc.

Event Activities:

  1. 10 days cultural performances by different Naga tribes
  2. Handlooms & Handicrafts
  3. Flora and vegetation
  4. Indigenous games and sports
  5. Local cuisine / food festival
  6. Village walks/ treks
  7. Cultural exchange
  8. Arts & crafts
  9. Exhibition cum sale of tourism products
  10. World War II Rally
  11. International Loin Loom
  12. Sport events-International Hornbill Naga Wrestling
  13. Open contests- Naga King Chilly & Pineapple Eating Competitions
  14. Hornbill Music Festival – Handshake concerts/ Rock contests/
  15. Adventure Outdoor activities- Mountain biking/ Dzukou Valley Day Hikes
  16. Bamboo Carnival/ Night Carnival etc.

Information Source:

India Tours


December 1
December 10
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