Welcome to Land of Festivals: CM Neiphiu Rio on Hornbill Festival
Kohima, 1 November (TP): The Chief Minister of Nagaland has announced that he has convened a coordination meeting with all the concerned departments for the upcoming State Hornbill Festival. He said, “we look forward to welcoming you to Nagaland, the Land of Festivals, with coordinated health and protocols in place.”
Hornbill festival is a State festival of Nagaland that is held from December 1-10 every year, in conjunction with the celebration of Nagaland Statehood Day on 1st December every year. However, due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, Hornbill festival was conducted nominally online mode. But this year, 2021, the Government of Nagaland is all set to revive the Hornbill festival spirit once again by keeping coordinated health protocols in place.
Nagaland is currently running through the phase of ‘Unlock 8’ since May 2021 lockdown period despite the increasing cases of COVID-19 cases in the state. The State has reported 39 new cases that have added to the tally of 31,811 total cases of COVID-19 in the State.
The Hornbill Festival is a celebration held every year from 1 to 10 December, in Nagaland, Northeast India. It is also called the ‘Festival of Festivals’. It is a festival organized by the Government of Nagaland.
The festival is celebrated from December 1 to 10 every year.
The nearest airport and train station is Dimapur Airport and Dimapur Station respectively. On reaching Dimapur by flight or by train, one catches local taxi to come to Kohima, the capital of Nagaland. The Hornbill festival is held at Kisama Naga Heritage village which is about 34 kilometres away from Kohima.