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Hornbill Festival to be celebrated in Nagaland First Dec to 10 Dec


Hornbill Festival

With the decline in COVID-19 cases, the Nagaland government is preparing to arrange Hornbill festival from December 1 this year, a senior official mentioned on Friday.

Khehovi Yeputhomy, Adviser for Tourism and Arts and Culture mentioned this during a coordination assembly of line departments with tribal hoho (organizations) here on Friday.

The state will celebrate the Hornbill festival after a gap of 1 year, since its inception in 2000, the great Hornbill festival couldn’t be celebrated last year as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, however with the decrease within the positivity rate, the state will manage the festival this year, They mentioned.

Earlier it was celebrated from 1 to 10 December, however, the Advisor mentioned that this time the variety of days for the festival can be finalized soon by the state government.

Hornbill Utsav is an annual tourism promotional event of the Government of Nagaland organized by the Departments of Tourism and Arts and Tradition showcasing the wealthy Naga tradition and culture within the Naga heritage village of Kisama, about 12 km from the state capital.

In the 2019 festival, a complete of three lakh guests including tourists from abroad and other parts of the nation witnessed the festival, generating an estimated income of Rs 75 crore to the entrepreneurs.

He mentioned that it’s an internationally recognized festival and the Nagas are very lucky to have a really rich and colorful tradition and custom attracting tourists from everywhere in the world.

Hornbill Festival to be celebrated in Nagaland
Hornbill Festival to be celebrated in Nagaland

Earlier than the Hornbill festival, the state will host the International Tourism Mart (ITM) on the similar venue for the primary time from November 28 to 30.

He mentioned that it’s organized by the Union Ministry of Tourism to showcase the culture and tradition of eight northeastern states together with Sikkim to advertise tourism within the northeastern area.

The Advisor urged the tribal Hoho within the state to renovate and modify their respective morang (traditional huts) at Kisama by November 15.

He mentioned that all prescribed COVID-19 protocols and standard operating procedures can be strictly adopted throughout ITM and Hornbill Festival.

The Advisor additionally mentioned that the chosen participants, cultural troupes and volunteers should be vaccinated towards COVID-19 during the festival.

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