Hornbill Festival begins at Naga Heritage village Kisama in Nagaland
23rd edition of the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland started on December 1, 2022 at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama.
Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, the chief guest of the Hornbill festival, was present at the opening ceremony.
Nagaland Governor Professor Jagdish Mukhi was the chief host of the festival while Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio was its host.
The opening ceremony was followed by a cultural performance titled "This is Nagaland".
It may be noted that India is assuming the G20 chairmanship from 1 December, which coincides with Nagaland Statehood Day and the start of the Hornbill festival.
Organized by the Government of Nagaland, the Hornbill Festival showcases Nagaland’s deep-rooted traditions and its rich cultural heritage in all its ethnicity, diversity, and grandeur.
This festival will continue till 10 December. Jio is the official media partner of the festival.
About Hornbill Festival
Hornbill Festival is celebrated in Nagaland every year in the first week of December. It is also called “Festivals of Festivals”.
It is one of the biggest indigenous festivals of the country.
It is organised by the State Tourism and Art & Culture Departments, supported by the Union Government.
This Festival is held at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama which is about 12 km from Kohima.
The objective of the festival is to revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland and to showcase its extraordinary traditions.
The festival is named after the bird 'Hornbill' which is the most revered and admired bird for the Nagas.
The festival is a tribute to this bird, known for its qualities of grandeur and alertness.
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