Nagalan'd is one of the most unique states of India with its amazing festivals and culture which are very unique and capture the essence of the particular states of the north-east India. One such festival is the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland. The festival is for the tribes of Nagaland and incorporate all their individual festivals to make one big festival for all of them. That is why, the Hornbill Festival is also known as the festival of festivals. The festival allows the tribes of Nagaland to exchange their culture and share a common festival to connect to one another. The festival is held in the first week of December on annual basis. The tribes get to engage in multiple activities like traditional dances, music, beauty pageant, etc.
The state of Nagaland is known for being a home to many tribes. Most of these tribes are worshippers of agriculture and depend on the nature quite a lot. These tribes hence engage in a lot of agricultural activities and hence, most of the festivals are to show gratitude and gratefulness towards the nature and agriculture. Many of these tribes have their own festivals revolving around the worshiping of agriculture. This makes the festivals sacred. The Government of Nagaland in the year 2000 organized the first ever Hornbill Festival to promote tribal interactions and giving a platform to the tribes of Nagaland to come together and share and promote their cultures. This festival is termed after the bird Indian Hornbill for it is seen in most of the tribal folklore, in forms of art, dance and music.
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