• Mon. Jun 17th, 2024

On Nagaland Statehood Day, let’s learn about the Hornbill festival, the culture, and beyond!

Today is Nagaland Statehood Day. This State in Northeast India has rich cultural traditions. Nagaland also has a rich linguistic tradition with as many languages as there are tribes, each exclusive to itself.


Nagaland is filled with festivities throughout the year. All tribes celebrate their festivals with color, music, and dance. One common feature is that the festivals revolve around agriculture, the mainstay of the Naga economy.


Now, the Hornbill festival is yet another traditional celebration by the Nagas. During Hornbill, which takes place from 1st December to 10th December, the entire Naga culture is showcased in full splendor in the Kisama village of Kohima district.

The Government of Nagaland welcomes one and all to this mega event for a preview of what the State has to offer in terms of culture, traditions, tourism interests, and industry.

“Let us be united, put the interest of the State and people above everything else, and continue with utmost dedication for the betterment of the State and ensure that the fruits of development reach the last person in the line.”, reads a tweet by CM Neiphiu Rio today morning.


“Humble Greetings to all my Naga brothers and sisters on the auspicious occasion of Nagaland Statehood Day. Wishing and hoping for all to continue to co-exist in peace and unity and contribute towards the progress of the State as a whole.”, reads a tweet by the Advisor For Tourism, Art and Culture (Government Of Nagaland), MLA, 33 Suruhuto Constituency, Zunheboto, H. Khehovi, today morning.

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