Hornbill Festival : The festival of festivals in Nagaland, a tourism delight.

Nagaland is the land of tribes. Here, one can see the harmony between the tribes. Due to the varied culture of the state, it is a bevy of their traditions. Since festivals are a significant part of any culture, Nagaland observes a lot of festivals celebrated by the respective tribes.


To celebrate this festive spirit, Nagaland is home to the famous annual festival of festivals, known as the ‘Hornbill Festival.’

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Since Nagaland is an agrarian society, most of the festivals find their roots in agriculture activities. It is not a formal festival where people perform out of formality. Rather, to the citizens of Nagaland, it is an essential and pious festival. They participate in the festival with compulsion and with enthusiasm.


The festival is being celebrated for 20 years with its inception in 2000. It is endorsed by the Government of Nagaland to give a boost to inter-tribal harmony, culture, and traditions.


The festival is celebrated at the end of the year from December 1st to December 10th. It is observed at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama situated at a distance of 12 kilometers the capital city of Nagaland, Kohima.


In the festival, the varied aspects of the state are displayed such as food, music, dance, costumes, and customs. The visitors love to come here during the festival to have a glimpse of the never-seen-before big cluster of traditions.


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