Hornbill festival is one the biggest cultural extravaganzas of the world in the field of celebration of culture and tribes. It provides a common platform for all the Naga tribes of Nagaland to come under one roof and share and celebrate their rich cultural heritage. Also called the ‘festival of festivals’, the hornbill festival of Nagaland is held in the 1st week of December, lately in the Kisama heritage village, a space designed specially in a traditional fashion to keep the naga village alive.
Traditional Naga huts and Morungs (boy’s dormitories) typical to each of the Naga tribes are built and erected in a way that closely resembles their traditional euphoria on a small hillock in Kisama. The place itself is scenic and mystical, and the festival is simply epic.
The Hornbill Festival is a festival to revive, protect, sustain, and promote the richness of the Naga heritage and traditions.
Find some of the pictures of Hornbill festival 2013 documented by team Abhijna.