“Hornbill Festival” is a weeklong festival celebrated by all the tribes of Nagaland. Nagaland has a number of tribes and sub-tribes with each tribe having its own unique festival. However, during Hornbill festival, all tribes of Nagaland share a common platform in celebration of one festival. It is called the “Festival of festivals”.
The Festival is named after the Hornbill, a globally respected bird that shows up in the folklore of most of the state’s tribes. This one weeklong festival unite all of the Nagaland, in one giant colour-splashed hodgepodge of dances, performances, crafts, parades, games, sports, food fairs and religious ceremonies.