The first week of December is when the neighbouring state of Nagaland celebrates the Hornbill festival. It is one of the biggest festivals of our region. Nagaland is a mountainous state and is inhabited by different tribes. The festival aims at showcasing all aspects of Naga life and culture in this festival..
Besides the display of traditional dances several stalls also exhibit Naga weaves and crafts. Flower shows, motor rally, fashion parades, beauty pageant, and a rock contest make this festival a favoured destination in December. The venue is at Kisama, not far from the capital, Kohima.
Waiting for their turn…the cold here in this part of the year is 4°C. The festival is named after the Great Indian Hornbill, one of the most famous birds found in the state.
All dressed up in traditional wear.
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