Massive preparations for Hornbill Festival 2013


KOHIMA
With just six days to go for the much awaited Hornbill Festival of Nagaland 2013, massive preparations are going on at the picturesque Naga Heritage Village Kisama. With the festival gaining popularity since 2007, Hornbill festival is now a ten day affair, from this year.

Hornbill festival, an annual tourism promotional event to showcase the rich traditional and cultural heritage in all its ethnicity, diversity and grandeur will commemorate the 50th celebration of the statehood of Nagaland. President of India Pranab Mukherjee will grace the occasion on December 1.

This Hornbill Festival is a cultural extravaganza to revive, protect and preserve the richness and uniqueness of the Naga heritage, while for the visitors to this event, its is a means for comprehensive understanding of the Naga people, their land and culture. Tourism department stated that the Hornbill festival is the coming together of all the elements that make up the total Nagaland.

Full report here Morung Express

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