- December 6, 2021
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject – Art and Culture
Context – Nagaland civilian deaths cast shadow on Hornbill Festival
- Nagaland is known as the land of festivals as each tribe celebrates its own festival with dedication and passion.
- To encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote cultural heritage of Nagaland, the Government of Nagaland organizes the Hornbill Festival every year in the first week of December. It is also called the ‘Festival of Festivals”.
- Organized by the State Tourism and Art & Culture Departments, Hornbill Festival showcases a mélange of cultural displays under one roof.
- This festival usually takes place between the 1st and the 10th of December every year in Kohima.
- All the tribes of Nagaland take part in this festival.
- 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.