Hornbill Festival is an annual cultural extravaganza celebrated by the tribal people in the state of Nagaland. The Festival was named after the hornbill, a respected bird shown up in the folklore of the state’s tribes. The Festival aims at sustaining, reviving, and protecting the richness of the Naga culture and heritage.
Hornbill Festival features a series of performances and demonstrations. During the event, Naga artists present their traditional arts in the form of paintings, wood carvings and sculptures. Naga troupes perform various dances, sing folk songs, and play games. Musical concerts are also organized in the evening.