Hornbill Festival

Nagaland, often referred to as the ‘Switzerland of the East’ is a state of exquisite landscapes, vibrant people, varied flora and fauna, pleasant climate and vast unending forest reserves. The land of the legendary head hunting warrior tribes, the traditional people of Nagaland have always held their dignity in protecting their villages from intrusions by other tribes and this valor of the people of Nagaland have always held high esteem to their guests where they consider the safety and well being of their guests as their prestige and honor. The culture, practices, traditions, attire, languages, way of living, etc. has always instilled an awe in the minds of people from across the World.

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The colorful attire of the tribes of Nagaland at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

There are a total of 16 tribes and their sub-tribes across Nagaland and all of these tribes have their own distinct colorful customs and cultural traditions. Mostly practising agriculture as their primary occupation, these Naga people have celebrations revolving around the harvest seasons. These celebrations in their own literary customs and traditions have gradually transformed into a kind of festival wherein the people celebrate, make fun and merry, perform at their traditional songs and dances to mark a successful harvest and also plan for the coming year. These colorful practices and customs of the people of Nagaland are now catching the eye of visitors from across the World and they want to be a part of these festivities of Nagaland. However, each of the festivals celebrated fall across different months in a calendar year and happen in remote locations which even till now do not have well laid infrastructure to be reached. Inadequate transportation facilities often form a cumbersome journey across hilly terrains to reach these places.

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The Vibrant colors of the tribes of Nagaland at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

So in order to promote the rich heritage and culture of these people, the Government of Nagaland in Association with the Department of Tourism, decided to provide a platform where all these tribes from across Nagaland would get an opportunity to showcase their rich tribal practices to people from across the World. This platform would provide a chance to visitors to experience these ancient traditions that have been passed down across many generations by the ancestors of the people of Nagaland. Some practices are so elaborate that keeping their traditions alive is becoming a challenge for the tribes of Nagaland and are gradually dying out. Therefore, it was in the year 2000 that the State Government of Nagaland took up this ambitious project to bring across the entire festivals of the tribes of Nagaland to come on one common stage; a platform that would showcase the rich culture, traditions, cuisines, way of life of the legendary head hunting tribes of Nagaland. And with so many festivals being hosted under one common roof why not name it as the “Festival of Festivals”. Then came the question as to what should this festival be named? What would define the valor, the heritage, the colors of  the people of Nagaland? Finally what would represent the ancient folklores of the legendary tribes of Nagaland?

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The Majestic Great Indian Hornbill Bird Species ~ Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India. Image – Diganta Talukdar

If there is anything very similar to the traits of Naga warrior tribes when it comes to their alertness, their grandeur, their fierceness, their majestic attire, their colorful headgear and to what has always found mention in the States long history of tribal folklore; it is the species of the majestic Indian Hornbill. The impressive color and size of the Indian Hornbill has always intrigued the people of Nagaland and the people have always admired this bird for its impressive traits. The feathers of this wonderful bird have always adorned the richly decorated headgears of the headhunters of Nagaland up to an extent that in certain tribes their religious festival is incomplete without the hornbill feather. Hence was the name given to the grandest festival of India – the “Festival of Festivals – the Hornbill Festival”. Coinciding with the foundation day of the State of Nagaland, 1st of December, the Hornbill Festival started as a week long festival that enhanced the spirit of unity in diversity of Nagaland.

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A Warrior of the Konyak tribe of Nagaland at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

Originally started as a week long festival, the Hornbill Festival now is a 10 day long celebration that draws visitors from across the World. As per records, around 1,75,000 people visited the Hornbill Festival in 2017 and this number is expected to grow in the coming years. The Hornbill Festival of Nagaland has a primary motto to conserve the rich culture and traditions of the people of Nagaland and showcase the traditions to the people of the World. For visitors, it is a way of exploring and admiring the beauty of the State of Nagaland in a window of 10 days without having to go to each nook and corner of the State to live the rich experience of the people of Nagaland. Visiting the Hornbill Festival is to come closer to feel the rich vibe and culture of the people of Nagaland and to be a part of the festivities and to enjoy their songs, dances, food, practices and customs. At the Hornbill Festival one gets to see the colorful dance, handicrafts, traditional sports, traditional tribal food and tribal ceremonies of Nagaland. Rich handicrafts and handlooms of Nagaland are put up on display at the Hornbill Festival along with their sale. The Hornbill Festival also hosts a World War II peace rally, an International Rock Festival, an International Photography contest, Food and herbal medicine stalls, flower and vegetables sales, modern Fashion shows, a kids carnival, traditional Naga sport of Archery and wrestling and much more. The certain highlight of the Hornbill festival is the Naga King Chilli eating contest. The Naga King Chilli or the Bhut Jolokia is the spiciest pepper in the World. Another highlight of the Hornbill Festival is the Pork Fat eating contest. In both these events at the Hornbill festival, visitors are allowed to participate.

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Artists from Naga tribes perform at the Hornbill Festival venue grounds at Kisama ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

Venue of the Hornbill Festival ~

Kisama Heritage Village plays host to the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland every year. This Naga Heritage Village is located around 10 km from the State Capital of Kohima. The name Kisama is derived from the names f two traditional villages of Nagaland Kigwema (KI) and Penesa (SA) and MA means a village. The cultural objective of this heritage village of Nagaland is to establish a common ground of database by upholding the identity of the traditions and practices of the traditional people of Nagaland and in a sole way promote dynamic tourism across the State of Nagaland. The Naga Heritage Village is a large complex that houses 16 different houses of each of the legendary tribes of Nagaland in a typical Naga architectural concept. All these traditional houses at the heritage village are unique in design and are called as Morungs which translates to a Youth Dormitory. In addition, the Naga heritage village at Kisama also hosts a Second World War Museum as the Battle of Kohima was central around in Nagaland, a Bamboo heritage hall and Pavillion that hosts live performances, beauty pageants and fashion shows. During the festivities of the Hornbill festival, this heritage village comes to life and serves as an individual platform in uniting the tribes of Nagaland to showcase the rich cultural traditions and practices.

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Naga tribal Artists prepare to perform at the Hornbill Festival venue grounds at Kisama ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

Hornbill Festival Events ~

The Festival of Festivals viz. the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland is a 10 day long festive ritual that celebrates the legacy of the tribes of Nagaland. The Hornbill Festival is a rich celebration of their traditions, cultures, practices, rituals, dance, arts, crafts, cuisine and the spirit of the Naga society. And with more involvement of these legendary tribal people of Nagaland in the field of agriculture, their practices and customs too are revolved around these agrarian practices. The people of Nagaland consider their festivals as sacred as they are based upon a successful harvest of their crops that in turn leads to a season of food in abundance makes them to ensure to participate in these festivals with full enthusiasm and vigor. This 10 day long festival unites the people of Nagaland and they perform their best at the Hornbill Festival and visitors get a glimpse of the entire State of Nagaland and witness the various colorful dance and musical performances along with the Naga crafts, traditional food, sports, etc.

Some of the popular events organized at the Hornbill Festival are:

  • Hornbill Dance – This particular dance form is performed at the Hornbill Festival is dedicated to the admired bird species of the Great Indian Hornbill wherein the Naga tribes performed this dance by interpreting the various movements of this bird.
  • Greased Bamboo Pole Climbing – This is an interesting traditional sport of Nagaland wherein the representatives of each of the tribes of Nagaland, are allowed to climb a long pole smeared with pork fat. However, in order to create friction so that climbing across the greasy bamboo pole becomes easier mud is splashed on the participants and the pole to facilitate the climbing person and the first person to reach the pole top is declared as the winner.
  • Traditional Fire making – In this particular activity at the Hornbill Festival, participants compete among themselves as to see who would be the first to light a fire without the use of any chemical substances and mostly using a wooden handle, sliced bamboos, cotton millet straws and thatch only.
  • Naga Wrestling – Naga traditional wrestling is another important event at the Hornbill Festival, where the test of might is witnessed. At the traditional wrestling event at the Hornbill Festival, there is no category of weight, age bar,etc. and is open to everyone attending the Hornbill Festival event and is in a form of a knockout.
  • Naga King Chilli eating contest – This is the most anticipated and appraised event of the Hornbill Festival each year with open entry to everyone witnessing the Hornbill Festival. The Naga King Chilli or the Bhut Jolokia is the hottest pepper in the World. Open to visitors too, the person able to eat maximum number of chillies is declared as the winner.
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World War II Peace Rally organized at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

Other events organized at the Hornbill Festival are –

  • Half marathon for both men and women (21 kilometers)
  • Pork Fat eating contest
  • Hornbill Festival snooker championship
  • Various adventure sports – Rappelling, beam balancing, monkey crawling, river crossing, tent pitching, angling, etc.
  • Hornbill Cycle rally
  • Hornbill International Motor Rally
  • World War II peace Rally
  • Hornbill Art Festival
  • Hornbill Music Festival
  • Fashion Shows
  • Beauty Pageants
  • Naga Rock Pulling Contest
  • Hornbill Global Film Festival
  • Hornbill Literature Fest
  • Hornbill International Photofest (HIPFEST)
  • Footloose – the Dance Competition
  • The Hornbill Chef Competition and much more…..
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Foreign Tourists participate with the Naga Tribe at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India. Image ~ Heather’s Naga Blog

How to reach Hornbill Festival venue grounds at Kisama Heritage Village ~

Nagaland is well connected to India and other States of North East by Roads, Rails and Air. There is an Airport and Railway Station in the city of Dimapur and from Dimapur driving to Kohima by road takes around 4 hours. Kohima is well connected by roads and doesn’t have a railway station or an airport because of the hilly terrain of land. So the best option to reach the Hornbill Festival venue grounds is to arrive at Dimapur in Nagaland and continue your journey to Kohima. Although there is an Airport at Dimapur, not many regular flights operate to other parts of the country from Dimapur with regular flights only up to Guwahati and Kolkata. So the best option is to arrive at the Guwahati Airport in Assam and then travel to Kohima by road after a halt at the Kaziranga National Park. Spend a day at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kaziranga National Park taking a Safari into the interiors of Kaziranga National Park to admire the Indian One Horned Rhinoceros here at Kaziranga and the varied flora, fauna and avifauna here and then continue your journey to Kohima. From Kohima, Kisama is around 12 kilometers and can be reached in a short time.

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Naga Tribe Artists in their colorful warrior attires at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

Permits for Nagaland ~

Indian Tourists who plan to visit Nagaland and the Hornbill Festival must have a valid Inner Line Permit (ILP). ILP can be obtained from the Nagaland House Office at New Delhi, Kolkata, Shillong or Guwahati. Tourists can arrange for the ILP themselves by filling and submitting the application form at these offices or contact us for the ILP. We will submit the application on your behalf at the office and get the ILP made for you at a nominal service charge along with your tour plan for Hornbill Festival.

Foreign Nationals earlier required a Protected Area Permit (PAP, RAP) for travelling to Nagaland. But this has been abolished in 2011 and now Foreign visitors do not require PAP. They however need to register themselves at the nearest police station within 24 hours upon arrival at the State of Nagaland.

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Open Air Camping at the Hornbill Festival near the Kisama Heritage Village ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

Accomodation options at Hornbill Festival ~

With over 2,00,000 visitors expected at the Hornbill Festival it is always advised to plan your tour to Hornbill Festival much ahead of schedule. There are many stay options in Kohima ranging from Hotels, Resorts, Guest houses and Homestays but most of these get filled up as early by the month of August itself. So it’s always advised to confirm your accomodations at these places by paying an advance booking amount and confirming your stay. We also run a campground called ‘Camp Hornbill’ very close to the festive grounds of Kisama. For visitors who are planning to visit the Hornbill Festival at the end moment we can surely accommodate you in one of our tents here. For more details about Camp Hornbill CLICK HERE.

To Plan your Visit to the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland please fill in form below – In order for you to choose your days of visit we have shown a sample schedule for the festival days (Day 1 thru Day 10). You can choose on which days you plan to visit the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland and continue to visit other destinations of North East

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Tourism Nagaland welcomes you at the Hornbill Festival near the Kisama Heritage Village ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

Sample Itinerary Details for Hornbill Festival of Nagaland ~

Day 1 ~ Guwahati – Kaziranga National Park

Arrive at Guwahati Airport. On arrival you will be received by our representative at the airport offering a warm welcome in traditional Assamese style. From the Airport we will proceed to the Kaziranga National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kaziranga National Park is home to the highest population of the Endangered One Horned Rhinoceros species in the world. On arrival check into a Comfortable hotel. Visit the nearby tea gardens in the late afternoon. Evening Bonfire and cultural performances on request.

Night Stay: Bonroja Motel at the Kaziranga National Park

Meals Included: NA

Day 2 ~ Kaziranga National Park – Kaziranga Orchid Park

Early morning go for an Elephant Safari into the interiors of the Kaziranga National Park from the Bagori Safari Range. After Breakfast go for a Jeep Safari into the Kaziranga National Park from the Kohora Safari Range at the National Park. Late afternoon visit the Kaziranga Orchid and Biodiversity Park at Kaziranga National Park. The Kaziranga Orchid and Biodiversity Park is the Largest Orchid Park in India.

Night Stay:Bonroja Motel at the Kaziranga National Park

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 ~ Kaziranga National Park – Kohima

After Breakfast depart to Kohima from Kaziranga National Park. Upon Arrival at Kohima, visit the Kohima World War II Cemetery near the venue of the Hornbill Festival and relive the memoirs of the Battle of Kohima. Also visit the Kohima Cathedral which is the largest Cathedral in North East India. Later, check into the Hornbill Camp near the Kisama Heritage Village (the Venue of the Hornbill Festival). Enjoy night Bonfire to beat the chilly weather. Savor freshly brewed traditional Naga wine with traditional Barbecue.

Night Stay: Open Air Tents at Camp Hornbill/Hotels or Resorts at Kohima Town

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 ~ Hornbill Festival at Kisama Heritage Village

Today, spend your day witnessing the Festivities of the ‘Festival of Festivals ~ the Hornbill Festival’ at the Kisama Heritage Village near Kohima.

Night Stay: Open Air Tents at Camp Hornbill/Hotels or Resorts at Kohima Town

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 ~ Hornbill Festival at Kisama Heritage Village

Today, spend your day witnessing the Festivities of the ‘Festival of Festivals ~ the Hornbill Festival’ at the Kisama Heritage Village near Kohima.

Night Stay: Open Air Tents at Camp Hornbill/Hotels or Resorts at Kohima Town

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 & 7 ~ Kisama Heritage Village – Dzukou Valley

Embark on your trek to visit the Pristine Dzukou Valley at the border of the States of Nagaland and Manipur. Admire the majestic landscapes along your journey to Dzukou Valley. Night halt at Tents at Dzukou Valley. Return back to Camp Hornbill the next day.

Night Stay: Open Air Tents at Camp Hornbill/Hotels or Resorts at Kohima Town

Meals Included (for Dzukou Trek): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 – Kohima – Mokokchung

Today after Breakfast, we embark on our drive to  the beautiful town of Mokokchung. Perched atop a pack of hills, the Mokokchung is beautiful town of Nagaland and home to the legendary Ao tribes of Nagaland. The villages around Mokokchung are home to numerous stories of bravery by the Ao warrior tribes of Nagaland.

Day 9 – Mokokchung local Naga villages explore

Today after breakfast, we explore a couple of Naga villages near Mokokchung – Ungma and the local Mokokchung basti. At these villages we learn about the cultures and traditions of the locals people in these villages and learn their way of life and also take part in their day to day local activities.

Day 10 – Mokokchung – Majuli Island

Early morning we leave Mokokchung to embark on our journey to the Largest River Island in the World – Majuli Island. The hub of the Neo-Vaishnavite cult of Assam, Majuli is home to the Mishing tribes of Assam. A peaceful island far away from the hustle and bustle of a busy city life, Majuli Island is a perfect place to unwind before your journey at North East Ends.

Day 11 – Majuli Island

Today, we explore the mysteries of the largest river island in the World. We spent our day visiting the various Satras of Majuli Island. Learn about the lost art of traditional mask making at Majuli Island and also about the art of traditional pottery making. Unwind along the river banks of Majuli clicking pictures of rare birds and spend your timing fishing here.

Day 12 – Majuli Island – Guwahati

Today we start our drive back to Guwahati in the morning. Arrive at Guwahati in the late afternoon and board your late evening flight back home on for your onward destination. Tour ends. Bid adieu!

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Naga Tribal Girls wearing elaborate handloom at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

Sample Schedule of Hornbill Festival ~ 2017 ~ Nagaland

Day 1 – Hornbill Festival – Naga Heritage Village – Kisama – Nagaland

8.30 AM – Inaugural of Hortiscape 2017 – Exhibition cum Sale of Flowers, fruits, vegetables, spices, Departmental farm products, Horticulture Machinery & Horticultural products at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama – Department of Horticulture – Govt. of Nagaland

8.45 AM – Inauguration of Exhibition cum sale of Handicrafts & Handlooms products at Bamboo Pavilion – Department of Industries & Commerce – Govt. of Nagaland

9.00 AM – Inaugural of craftscape 2017 at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama – A portfolio on Naga Craft traditions – Tribal Weave

9.00 AM to 4.00 PM – Hornbill kids carnival 2017 at Children’s Park, NHV, Kisama (1st – 10th December, 2017) – Synergy Group Enterprise

9.30 AM – Artist’s corner at WWII premises continues – Department of Art & Culture & Nagaland Art Society

9.30 AM – Horse Riding & Pony Cart Transportation, Naga Heritage Village, Kisama (1st to 10th December 2017) – Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Sciences – Govt. of Nagaland

9.30 AM – Hornbill International Photofest (HIPPEST 2017), WWII Museum premises, NHV Kisama – Eastern Art Council

11 AM – Inaugural of Hornbill Festival 2017 – Sky Entertainment

5.00 PM onwards – An evening with Naga Artists at de Oriental Grand, Kohima –
“Expression” by Nise Meruno

5.00 PM onwards – Launching of Hornbill International Music Festival 2017 at Dimapur District Sports Complex (DDSC), Golaghat Road, Dimapur – Multi Task Force

6.00 PM – 9.00 PM – Hornbill Night Carnival at Y junction to Razhu Point – Kohima Chamber of Commerce & Industries – Govt. of Nagaland

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Naga Tribal Lady weaving elaborate handloom at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

Day 2 – Hornbill Festival – Naga Heritage Village – Kisama – Nagaland

7.00 AM – Flag off at Multipurpose State Stadium, Near DC Office, Dimapur. Arrival: WWII Cemetery, Kohima (12.00 Noon). Laying of wreath at War Memorial by Rally Commander, Arrival at Kisama: 2.00 PM, Closing Prize distribution a 2.30 PM – Nagaland Adventure and Motor Sports Association

8.30 AM – Online Registration, Exhibition cum sale of Flowers, fruits, vegetables, spices, machineries continues….. Department of Horticulture – Govt. of Nagaland

8.45 AM – Exhibition cum Sale of Handloom & Handicrafts Products continues…… Department of Industries and Commerce – Govt. of Nagaland

9.00 AM – City Tour in and around Kohima (2nd to 9th December 2017) – Nagaland Tourism Association (NTA)

9.30 AM – Artist’s corner at WWII premises continues…. Department of Art & Culture & Nagaland Art Society

10.00 AM – Horse Riding and Pony Cart Competition, Nagaland Heritage Village Kisama continues… Animal Husbandry & Veterinary sciences – Govt. of Nagaland

10.00 AM – Naga Chef – Season 5 at Kisama – Cooking Skills – Synergy Group Enterprise

10.00 AM – 3.00 PM – Craftscape 2017 at NHV Kisama – A portfolio on Naga Traditions continues.. Tribal Weave

10.00 AM – 4.00 PM – Hornbill International Photofest (HIPFEST 2017) continues…. Eastern Art Council

11.00 AM – 12.00 PM – North East Cultural Day & Madhya Pradesh Folk Troupe (Partner State Ek Bharat Ek Shrestha Bharat (EBSB) Morning Session – 11.00 AM – 12.00 PM, Afternoon Session – 1.30 PM – 2.30 PM) – North East Zone Cultural Center (NEZCC)

4.00 PM – 6.30 PM – 2017 Hutton lectures at the Kohima Institute, Meluri Road, Ziekezu, P. Khel, Kohima Village – The Kohima Institute of Advanced Studies

5.00 PM Onwards – Hornbill International Music Festival 2017 at Dimapur District Sports Complex (DDSC), Golaghat Road, Dimapur – Music Task Force

6.00 PM – 9.00 PM – Hornbill Night Carnival Continues…. Kohima Chamber of Commerce & Industries

7.00 PM – 10.00 PM – “Handshake Concert” at Raj Bhavan – Rattle & Hum Music Society

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Horticultural vegetable exhibits at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

Day 3 – Hornbill Festival – Naga Heritage Village – Kisama – Nagaland

8.00 AM – 6th Annual Hornbill Cycle Rally 2017 flags off from Directorate of Tourism to NHV, Kisama – Alaphara Groups

8.30 AM – Prize distribution for State Level Flower, Ornamental Plants, Fruits, Vegetables, Spices, etc. continues…. Department of Horticulture – Govt. of Nagaland

8.30 AM – 7th Hornbill Half Marathon & Great Hornbill Run. Flag Off at 7.00 AM, New Sectt. Junction & culminates at the same venue Elite Entertainment Enterprise (3Es)

8.45 AM – Exhibition cum Sale of Handicrafts and Handlooms Products continues… Department of Industries and Commerce – Govt. of Nagaland

City Tour in and around Kohima Continues.. Department of Industries and Commerce – Govt. of Nagaland

9.00 AM – 11.00 AM – Cultural performances by various Naga Tribes – Department of Art & Culture – Govt. of Nagaland

9.30 AM – Artist’s corner at WWII premises continues… Department of Art & Culture & Nagaland Art Society

10.00 AM – 3.00 PM – Craftscape 2017 at NHV Kisama – a portfolio on Naga Crafts Traditions continues…. Tribal Weaves

10.00 AM – 4.00 PM – Hornbill International Photo Fest (HIPFEST 2017) continues.. Eastern Art Council

12.00 PM – 1.00 PM – Traditional Fire Making – Department of Youth Resources and Sports

1.00 PM – 6th Hornbill Riders Meet – Registration of Riders at Gaili Village, Peren – Nagaland Motorcycle Club

1.00 PM – 2.30 PM – Cultural performances by various Naga Tribes – Department of Art & Culture – Govt. of Nagaland

3.30 PM – Pre-Christmas Gospel Night, Featuring Project Psaltery & Various Artist – Department of Tourism – Govt. of Nagaland

5.00 PM Onwards – Hornbill International Music Festival 2017 at Agri Expo, 4th Mile, Dimapur – Multi Task Force

6.00 PM – 9.00 PM – Hornbill Night Carnival Continues…. Kohima Chamber of Commerce & Industries

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Naga tribal youths await for their performance at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

Day 4 – Hornbill Festival – Naga Heritage Village – Kisama – Nagaland

7.00 AM – 3.30 PM – Hornbill Angling Festival 2017 at Chubri Bridge, Doyang, Panti Village – Anglers Association in association with Department of Fisheries

8.30 AM – Online Registration, Exhibition cum Sale of Flowers, Fruits, Vegetables, Spices, Machineries continues…. Department of Horticulture – Govt. of Nagaland

8.45 AM – Exhibition cum sale of Handicrafts and Handloom Products – Department of Industries & Commerce – Govt. of Nagaland

9.00 AM – Naga Wrestling Competition at Amphitheatre, Kisama with participants from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Delhi, Mizoram and many more. There will be a Tourist Championship category – Naga Wrestling Association (NWA)

City Tour in and around Kohima continues – Nagaland Tourism Association (NTA)

9.00 AM – Kohima downhill mountain race. Flag off: Vishwema village & Prize distribution: WWII Museum premises, Naga Heritage Village, Kisama – Native Station

9.30 AM – Artist’s corner at WWII premises continues

10.00 AM – Naga Chef – Season 5 – Invention Round – Synergy Group Enterprise

10.00 AM – 1.00 PM – 6th Hornbill Riders’ Meet – Cultural Exhibition & Games of Zeliang Tribe, Entertainment and BOnfire at Shalom Resort, Gaili, Peren – Nagaland Motorcycle Club

10.00 AM – 12.00 PM – Cultural performances by various Naga Tribes – Department of Art & Culture – Govt. of Nagaland

10:00 AM – 03:00 PM – Craftscape 2017 at NHV Kisama – A portfolio on Naga Crafts Traditions continues… TRIBAL WEAVE

10:00 AM – 04:00 PM – Hornbill International Photofest (HIPFEST 2017) continues… EASTERN ART COUNCIL

01:00 PM – 02:30 PM – Cultural performances by various Naga Tribes – DEPARTMENT OF ART & CULTURE

03:30 PM – Folk Tune Competition – HARMONY SOCIETY

05:00 PM – Live Music featuring Divine Connection, Abiogenesis, DGP Band, Mengu Soukhrie, Mezanuo Ngukha & Moka Koza – MACAA

06:00 PM – 09:00 PM – Hornbill Night Carnival continues… KOHIMA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRIES

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Naga tribal girls wearing exquisite colorful traditional attire at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

Day 5 – Hornbill Festival – Naga Heritage Village – Kisama – Nagaland

07:00 AM – Indigenous Go-Kart Racing, flags off from NSF Martyrs Park and Culminates at Phoolbari, Kohima – GO TRAVELS

08:30 AM – Online Registration, Exhibition cum Sale of Flowers, Fruits, Vegetables, Spices, Machineries continues… DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE

08:45 AM – Exhibition cum Sale of Handloom & Handicrafts products continues…  DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIES & COMMERCE

09:00 AM – 1st Hornbill International Strongest Man & Fittest Man Competition – ZUMU GYM KOHIMA

09:00 AM – 6th Hornbill Riders’ Meet – Flag off from Gaili, Peren at 09:00 am & Flag in at 01:00 pm Kisama (WWII Museum Premises) – NAGALAND MOTORCYCLE CLUB

City Tour/in and around Kohima continues..NAGALAND TOURISM ASSOCIATION (NTA)

09:30 AM – Artists’ Corner at WWII Premises continues… DEPARTMENT OF ART & CULTURE & NAGALAND ART SOCIETY

10:00 AM – 03:00 PM – Craftscape 2017 at NHV Kisama – A portfolio on Naga Crafts Traditions continues… TRIBAL WEAVE

10:00 AM – 03:00 PM – Horse Riding & Pony Cart Transportation, Naga Heritage Village Kisama continues..ANIMAL HUSBANDRY & VETERINARY SERVICES

10:00 AM – 12 NOON – Cultural performances by various Naga Tribes – ART & CULTURE DEPARTMENT

10:00 AM – 04:00 PM – Hornbill International Photo Fest (HIPFEST 2017) continues… EASTERN ART COUNCIL

12:00 – 01:00 PM – Stilts Bamboo Race – DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH RESOURCES & SPORTS

01:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Cultural performances by various Naga Tribes – ART & CULTURE DEPARTMENT

03:00 PM – 07:00 PM – Screening of Short Documentary Films at the Heritage, Old DC Bungalow, Kohima – EASTERN ART COUNCIL

04:00 PM – Oldies Night at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama – SKY ENTERTAINMENT

05:00 PM onwards – Hornbill International Rock Contest 2017 – Audition Round, Agri Expo, 4th Mile, Dimapur – MUSIC TASK FORCE

06:00 PM – 09:00 PM – Hornbill Night Carnival continues… KOHIMA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRIES

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Savour ethnic Naga Cuisine and Tribal Alcoholic Beverages at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

Day 6 – Hornbill Festival – Naga Heritage Village – Kisama – Nagaland

08:30 AM – Online Registration, Exhibition cum Sale of Flowers, Fruits, Vegetables, Spices, Machineries continues… DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE

08:45 AM – Exhibition cum Sale of Handloom & Handicrafts Products continues... DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIES & COMMERCE

City Tour/in and around Kohima continues… NAGALAND TOURISM ASSOCIATION (NTA)

09:30 AM – Artists’ Corner at WW II Premises continues… DEPARTMENT OF ART & CULTURE & NAGALAND ART SOCIETY

10:00 AM – Naga Chef – Season 5 at Kisama – Group Round – SYNERGY GROUP ENTERPRISE

10:00 AM – 03:00 PM – Craftscape 2017 at NHV Kisama – A portfolio on Naga Crafts Traditions continues… TRIBAL WEAVE

10:00 AM – 12:00 NOON – Cultural performances by various Naga Tribes – ART & CULTURE DEPARTMENT

10:00 AM – 04:00 PM – Hornbill International Photofest (HIPFEST 2017) continues..EASTERN ART COUNCIL

12:00 NOON – 01:00 PM – Pineapple Eating Competition only for Domestic & International Tourist – DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE

01:00 PM – 02:30 PM – Cultural performances by various Naga Tribes – ART & CULTURE DEPARTMENT

03:00 PM – 07:00 PM – Screening of Short Documentary Films at the Heritage, Old DC Bungalow, Kohima – EASTERN ART COUNCIL

05:00 PM onwards – Hornbill International Rock Contest 2017 – Audition Round, Agri Expo, 4th Mile, Dimapur – MUSIC TASK FORCE

06:00 PM – 09:00 PM – Hornbill Night Carnival continues… KOHIMA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRIES

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Naga Tribes perform with full vigour at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

Day 7 – Hornbill Festival – Naga Heritage Village – Kisama – Nagaland

07:00 AM – 05:00 PM – Flag off from Town Square & Proceed to Yimchalu gate, Sungratsu Village, Mokokchung – TRAIL HOUNDS CYCLING CLUB MOKOKCHUNG

08:30 AM – Online Registration, Exhibition cum Sale of Flowers, Fruits, Vegetables, Spices, Machineries continues… DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE

08:45 AM – Exhibition cum Sale of Handloom & Handicrafts Products continues… DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIES & COMMERCE

City Tour/in and around Kohima continues… NAGALAND TOURISM ASSOCIATION (NTA)

09:30 AM – Artists’ Corner at WWII Premises continues… DEPARTMENT OF ART & CULTURE & NAGALAND ART SOCIETY

10:00 AM – Naga Chef – Season 5 at Kisama – Pressure Task –  SYNERGY GROUP ENTERPRISE

10:00 AM – 03:00 PM – Craftscape 2017 at NHV Kisama – A portfolio on Naga Crafts Traditions continues… TRIBAL WEAVE

10:00 AM -12 PM – Cultural performances by various Naga Tribes – ART & CULTURE DEPARTMENT

10:00 AM – 04:00 PM – Hornbill International Photofest (HIPFEST 2017) continues… EASTERN ART COUNCIL

12:00 PM – 01:00 PM – Tug of War – DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH RESOURCES & SPORTS

01:00 PM- 2:30 PM – Cultural performances by various Naga Tribes – ART & CULTURE DEPARTMENT

05:00 PM onwards – Hornbill International Rock Contest 2017 – Audition Round, Agri Expo, 4th Mile, Dimapur – MUSIC TASK FORCE

06:00 PM – 09:00 PM – Hornbill Night Carnival continues… KOHIMA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRIES

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Naga Tribes await for their turn perform at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

Day 8 – Hornbill Festival – Naga Heritage Village – Kisama – Nagaland

07:30 AM – 07:00 PM – Events at Chuchuyimpang Village followed by Closing Ceremony & Prize Distribution, Live Music, Dj Nite  – TRAIL HOUNDS CYCLING CLUB MOKOKCHUNG

08:30 AM – Online Registration, Exhibition cum Sale of Flowers, Fruits, Vegetables, Spices, Machineries continues… DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE

08:45 AM – Exhibition cum Sale of Handloom & Handicrafts Products continues… DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIES & COMMERCE

City Tour/in and around Kohima continues… NAGALAND TOURISM ASSOCIATION (NTA)

09:30 AM – Artists’ Corner at WWII Premises continues… DEPARTMENT OF ART & CULTURE & NAGALAND ART SOCIETY

10:00 AM – Naga Chef – Season 5 at Kisama – Just Desserts -SYNERGY GROUP ENTERPRISE

10:00 AM – 03:00 PM – Craftscape 2017 at NHV Kisama – A portfolio on Naga Crafts Traditions continues… TRIBAL WEAVE

10:00 AM -12:00 NOON – Cultural performances by various Naga Tribes – DEPARTMENT OF ART & CULTURE

10:00 – 04:00 PM – Hornbill International Photofest (HIPFEST 2017) continues… EASTERN ART COUNCIL

12:00 NOON – 01:00 PM – Cock Fight – DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH RESOURCES & SPORTS

01:00 PM – 02:30 PM – Cultural performances by various Naga Tribes – DEPARTMENT OF ART & CULTURE

03:30 PM – Choral & Folk Music Competition at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama – All India Radio, Kohima

05:00 – 7:00 PM – Miss Nagaland 2017 at Regional Centre of Excellence for Music & Performing Arts (RCEMPA) – BEAUTY & AESTHETICS SOCIETY OF NAGALAND (BASN)

05:00 PM onwards – Hornbill International Rock Contest 2017 – Grand Finale, Agri Expo, 4th Mile, Dimapur – MUSIC TASK FORCE

06:00 PM – 09:00 PM – Hornbill Night Carnival continues… KOHIMA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRIES

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Naga Tribes Elderly wearing heir tribal traditional attires at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

Day 9 – Hornbill Festival – Naga Heritage Village – Kisama – Nagaland

08:30 AM – Online Registration, Exhibition cum Sale of Flowers, Fruits, Vegetables, Spices, Machineries continues… DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE

08:45 AM – Exhibition cum Sale of Handloom & Handicrafts Products continues…  DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIES & COMMERCE

City Tour/in and around Kohima continues… NAGALAND TOURISM ASSOCIATION (NTA)

09:30 AM – Artists’ Corner at WWII Premises continues… DEPARTMENT OF ART & CULTURE & NAGALAND ART SOCIETY

10:00 AM – Naga Chef – Season 5 – Grand Finale at Kisama – SYNERGY GROUP ENTERPRISE

10:00 AM – 03:00 PM – Craftscape 2017 at NHV Kisama – A portfolio on Naga Craft Traditions continues… TRIBAL WEAVE

10:00 AM -12:00 NOON – Cultural performances by various Naga Tribes – ART & CULTURE DEPARTMENT

10:00 AM – 04:00 PM – Hornbill International Photo Fest (HIPFEST 2017) continues… EASTERN ART COUNCIL

12:00 NOON – 01:00 PM – Traditional Shot Put – DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH RESOURCES & SPORTS

01:00 PM – 02:30 PM – Cultural performances by various Naga Tribes – ART & CULTURE DEPARTMENT

02:30 PM – 03:30 PM – Naga Chilli Eating Competition – XL EVENT MANAGEMENT DIVISION & Sponsored by DEPT. OF HORTICULTURE

05:00 PM onwards – Hornbill International Music Festival at Agri Expo, 4th Mile, Dimapur – MUSIC TASK FORCE

06:00 PM – 09:00 PM – Hornbill Night Carnival continues… KOHIMA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRIES

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Sumi Naga Tribes of Nagaland perform a warrior dance at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

Day 10 – Hornbill Festival – Naga Heritage Village – Kisama – Nagaland

07:00 AM – Trail Hounds Mountain Biking – Mokokchung – TRAIL HOUNDS CYCLING CLUB MOKOKCHUNG

08:30 AM – Online Registration, Exhibition cum Sale of Flowers, Fruits, Vegetables, Spices, Machineries – DEPARTMENT OF HORTICULTURE

08:45 AM – Exhibition cum Sale of Handloom & Handicrafts Products – DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIES & COMMERCE

09:30 AM – Artists’ Corner at WWII Premises – DEPARTMENT OF ART & CULTURE & NAGALAND ART SOCIETY

10:00 AM – 01:00 PM – Craftscape 2017 at NHV Kisama – A portfolio on Naga Crafts Traditions – TRIBAL WEAVE

10:00 AM – 12:00 NOON – Cultural performances by various Naga Tribes – DEPARTMENT OF ART & CULTURE

10:30 AM – 04:00 PM – Hornbill International Photo Fest (HIPFEST 2017) – EASTERN ART COUNCIL

01:00 – 02:30 PM -Cultural performances by various Naga Tribes – DEPARTMENT OF ART & CULTURE

04:30 PM – 07:00 PM – Declaration of Naga Chef Competition 2017 at Kisama, Grand Finale of Hornbill Festival 2017 with Bonfire Lighting and Unity Dance by Cultural Troupes at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama – Production & Choreographed by SKY ENTERTAINMENT

06:00 PM – 09:00 PM – Hornbill Night Carnival – KOHIMA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRIES

06:00 PM ONWARDS – Grand Finale of Hornbill International Music Festival 2017 at Agri Expo, 4th Mile, Dimapur – MUSIC TASK FORCE

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Naga ladies of Nagaland performing a traditional dance at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

Details – Day 1 – Hornbill Festival – Naga Heritage Village – Kisama – Nagaland

Inaugural function as per the programme prepared by the Tourism Department followed by Cultural Programme.

While welcoming the Chief Guest to the inaugural function, all the cultural troupes are to line up both sides from the main gate to the VVIP rostrum. All the troupes are to yell and yodel followed by beating of log drums in their respective morungs.

Allocated seat for the troupes as shown in the enclosed sketch will be strictly followed during the Hornbill Festival.

  • Nerhemia Cultural Troupe (Angami)
  • Phokhungri Cultural Troupe (Pochury)
  • Longtsung Cultural Troupe (Yimchungrü)
  • Dunagaon Village Cultural Troupe (Garo)
  • Dimasa Cultural Troupe (Kachari)
  • Uphai Cultural Society (Chang)
  • Medem Ruju Cultural Club (Ao)
  • Thenyizumi Youth Social Welfare Organisation, Phek (Chakhesang)
  • Bhandari Village Cultural Club (Lotha)
  • Yongshei Village Cultural Troupe (Yongshei Village Council) (Phom)
  • Sangvi Cultural Women Society (Sangtam)
  • Sumi Cultural Troupe, Sapoti Village (Sumi)
  • Pathso Cultural Club (Khiamniungan)
  • Sowa Kaingam Yaknyü Cultural Troupe (Konyak)
  • Phenshünyu Lowjvü Cultural Troupe (Rengma)
  • Kuki Cultural Troupe, Molvom
  • Nzaunalui Cultural Troupe (Zeliang)
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Koyak tribes of Nagaland performing a traditional warrior dance at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

Details – Day 2 – Hornbill Festival – Naga Heritage Village – Kisama – Nagaland

Morning Session: 10:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

Evening Session: 01:30 – 02:30 PM

NORTH EAST DAY

ARUNACHAL PRADESH – Berii Nyijir Ngunu

ASSAM – Moran Bihu

MANIPUR – Pung, Thangta & Stick Dance

MEGHALAYA – Shad Suk Mynsiem

MIZORAM – Cheraw

SIKKIM – Rai Silli

TRIPURA – Sangrai Mog

MADHYA PRADESH (FOLK TROUPE) – Partner State Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat (EBSB)

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Foreign tourists admire the festivities at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

Details – Day 3 – Hornbill Festival – Naga Heritage Village – Kisama – Nagaland

10:00 AM – 12:00 NOON
CULTURAL TROUPES TYPE OF ITEM & TITLE TIME
Angami Tsiapou Phfe (Folk Song) 10 mins
Konyak Shuleipe (Folk Song/Dance) 15 mins
Ao Tenem Sungjok (Steps of the Hornbill) 15 mins
Rengma Rhacho (Indigenous Game) 15 mins
Pochury Hai… (Song/Dance) 15 mins
Chakhesang Wrestling 15 mins
Chang Lo-Chia (Gents Song) 10 mins
Sumi Aphilo Kuwo (War Dance) 15 mins
Kuki Sim Lakoi La (Song of romance) 10 mins

01:00 PM – 02:30 PM

SL CULTURAL TROUPES TYPE OF ITEM & TITLE TIME
1 Lotha Woro Juhre Ojurhe (Dance) 15 mins
2 Kachari Remin Nelaiyaba (Indigenous Game) 10 mins
3 Yimchungrü Reku Lukhün (Beheading Enemy’s Head) 10 mins
4 Zeliang Herie Lim (Hornbill Dance) 15 mins
5 Phom Kahsho Asho (Folk Song) 10 mins
6 Garo Jaktong Sika (Traditional Game) 10 mins
7 Khiamniungan Khiozao He (Traditional Hair Washing) 10 mins
8 Sangtam Merry Folk Dance 15 mins

Details – Day 4 – Hornbill Festival – Naga Heritage Village – Kisama – Nagaland

SL CULTURAL TROUPES TYPE OF ITEM & TITLE TIME
1 Sangtam Butterfly Dance 15 mins
2 Kachari Slemah Dikhawbani (Folk Song) 10 mins
3 Zeliang Awaina Lim (Amur Falcon Dance) 15 mins
4 Khiamniungan Liamkie (Peace Treaty) 15 mins
5 Garo Wangala Chroka (Dance) 15 mins
6 Lotha Hayi Hala (Games) 10 mins
7 Phom Olangmiyoo (Folk Dance) 15 mins
8 Rengma Loshü Khwen (Folk Song) 15 mins
9 Yimchungrü Kuhüt Achih Khi (Traditional Hair Cutting) 15 mins

 

1 Chakhesang Melophe (Folk Dance) 15 mins
2 Chang Khük Pupbü (Brave man’s chest tattooed) 10 mins
3 Pochury Amishere (Folk Song) 10 mins
4 Sumi Angu Kupusu (Spear Kick) 10 mins
5 Ao Antipong Rara (Rooster Dance) 15 mins
6 Angami Chienuo (Folk Song) 10 mins
7 Kuki Jangcha Lam (Dance) 10 mins
8 Konyak Meitoi Pu (Hunting Game) 10 mins
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Handicrafts of Naga tribes on display at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

Details – Day 5 – Hornbill Festival – Naga Heritage Village – Kisama – Nagaland

Sl CULTURAL TROUPES TYPE OF ITEM & TITLE Time
1 Angami Rü-ünuo Phichümevo 15 mins
Ketakechüzho (Folk Drama)
2 Lotha Eloe Loroe Rumphi khen (Folk Song) 10 mins
3 Garo Harvesting Dance 15 mins
4 Chang Khuyubü (Traditional Wrestling) 15 mins
5 Kuki Khulkon Lam (Folk Dance) 15 mins
6 Sangtam Cotton Spinning Song 10 mins
7 Konyak Yehok Taipe (War Dance) 10 mins
8 Pochury Hala Hulu (Traditional game) 15 mins
9 Zeliang Heka Lim (Fish Dance) 15 mins
Sl CULTURAL TROUPES TYPE OF ITEM & TITLE Time
1 Ao Arpu Tsungsang (Battle Dance) 15 mins
2 Rengma Phünsen (Folklore) 10 mins
3 Chakhesang Devi Khu (Indigenous Song) 10 mins
4 Phom Laakho Asho (Dance) 15 mins
5 Yimchungrü Mükhünam Hut Khi (Shaving Beard) 10 mins
6 Sumi Amalimi Kuphulu: Sumi Tusu Tixe (Drama) 10 mins
7 Kachari Bai Maijai (Folk Dance) 15 mins
8 Khiamniungan Chesao (Folk Song) 10 mins
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Naga tribes perform an ancient tribal heritage at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

Details – Day 6 – Hornbill Festival – Naga Heritage Village – Kisama – Nagaland

Sl CULTURAL TROUPES TYPE OF ITEM & TITLE Time
1 Khiamniungan Khaozaosie (Dance of Merry Making) 15 mins
2 Phom Sho Shinpü (Demonstration) 15 mins
3 Kachari Bhaikhon/Baijubu (Serpentine Dance) 15 mins
4 Sumi Alukumlale (Folk Song) 10 mins
5 Sangtam Singing in praise of Hornbill Festival 10 mins
6 Angami Kepenei Ketsü Dze (Folk Drama) 15 mins
7 Rengma Festival Dance 15 mins
8 Garo Budu Sala (Tug of War) 15 mins
9 Kuki Kangchong Kap (Top Game) 10 mins
Sl   CULTURAL TROUPES TYPE OF ITEM AND TITLE Time

 

1 Chang Local Grinding Tool Song 10 mins
2 Zeliang Tinggeune Lim (Honey Bee Dance) 15 mins
3 Yimchungrü Are Jangachihkhi (Settlement of 10 mins
boundary dispute)
4 Pochury Shaho Shaho (Song/Dance) 10 mins
5 Konyak Yangkhum (Burial Rites) 10 mins
6 Chakhesang Hozhale (Folk Song) 10 mins
7 Ao Keyi Arba (The art of snaring Tiger) 15 mins
8 Lotha Amongi Namvu Hono Cheta Merangta 10 mins
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Mizo tribes perform the traditional bamboo dance at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

Details – Day 7 – Hornbill Festival – Naga Heritage Village – Kisama – Nagaland

Sl CULTURAL TROUPES TYPE OF ITEM & TITLE Time
1 Angami Rü-ünuo Phichümevo 15 mins
Ketakechüzho (Folk Drama)
2 Lotha Eloe Loroe Rumphi khen (Folk Song) 10 mins
3 Garo Harvesting Dance 15 mins
4 Chang Khuyubü (Traditional Wrestling) 15 mins
5 Kuki Khulkon Lam (Folk Dance) 15 mins
6 Sangtam Cotton Spinning Song 10 mins
7 Konyak Yehok Taipe (War Dance) 10 mins
8 Pochury Hala Hulu (Traditional game) 15 mins
9 Zeliang Heka Lim (Fish Dance) 15 mins
Sl CULTURAL TROUPES TYPE OF ITEM AND TITLE Time
1 Yimchungrü Müyanberü Müyampuhrü Jiyuk 10 mins
Achikhün (Song of Feast)
2 Chang Khüng Pupbü (Women’s Fore-Head 10 mins
Tattooed)
3 Lotha Ponchon Lona Benkai Oli Eri 10 mins
Nandang Shari Okhen (Song/Dance)
4 Konyak Lao Mo (Post Harvest Festival) 15 mins
5 Garo Badi Dake Nai Ade (Folk Song) 10 mins
6 Rengma Duba (Traditional game) 10 mins
7 Sangtam Grain grinding Song 10 mins
8 Phom Vesho Leijü owpü (Folk Dance) 15 mins
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Pochury tribes stand in front of their traditional home at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

Details – Day 8 – Hornbill Festival – Naga Heritage Village – Kisama – Nagaland

Sl CULTURAL TROUPE TYPE OF ITEM & TITLE Time
1 Pochury Yemshe Yow (Traditional Game) 15 mins
2 Konyak Monyu Hem (Aoling Song) 10 mins
3 Zeliang Rehuai (Indigenous Game) 15 mins
4 Sangtam Times of Retreat (Folk Song) 10 mins
5 Garo A nding O’ Ka (Traditional Game) 15 mins
6 Lotha Eloe Khvuri (Song/Dance) 15 mins
7 Phom Moonyu Vangngai Chingpü (Folk Dance) 15 mins
8 Chakhesang Tale Li (Folk Song) 10 mins
9 Rengma Peshünyu Dzükelu (Ritual) 15 mins
Sl CULTURAL TROUPES TYPE OF ITEM & TITLE Time
1 Ao Poroparola (Traditional Game) 15 mins
2 Angami Terhüdo (Folk Dance) 15 mins
3 Khiamniungan Tsoin oap (Reception Dance) 10 mins
4 Sumi Ashekha Kikini Le Jole (Folk Song) 10 mins
5 Kachari Bai Vaba (War Dance) 10 mins
6 Yimchungrü Thule Nochak Khun (Ploughing Folk Song) 10 mins
7 Kuki Vakol Lam (Folk Dance) 15 mins
8 Chang The Standing Song 10 mins
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The performance grounds of the Hornbill Festival at Kisama Heritage Village ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

Details – Day 9 – Hornbill Festival – Naga Heritage Village – Kisama – Nagaland

Sl CULTURAL TROUPES TYPE OF ITEM & TITLE Time
1 Phom Unghang Ümon (Folk Song) 10 mins
2 Konyak Shamyim Pe (Marriage Ceremony) 15 mins
3 Chang Cultivating Song 10 mins
4 Ao Kongtsubet (Traditional Dance) 15 mins
5 Sumi Amikukula (Fire Making) 15 mins
6 Kuki Suhta Lam (Bamboo Dance) 15 mins
7 Khiamniungan Hoiyie Zui (Folk Song) 10 mins
8 Garo Gogripa or Chagripa (Wrestling) 15 mins
9 Pochury Shakvüdow (Folk Song/Dance) 15 mins
Sl CULTURAL TROUPES TYPE OF ITEM & TITLE Time
1 Zeliang Kepie Lim (Ape Dance) 15 mins
2 Lotha Pani Kayi Nzan (Folk Song) 10 mins
3 Chakhesang Greased Bamboo Climbing Game 10 mins
4 Angami Ke Tsieshü (Folk Dance) 10 mins
5 Rengma Tepfvü Madu (Traditional Game) 10 mins
6 Yimchungrü Nimong Khekhi (Coundown to the 10 mins
fixed event)
7 Sangtam Mongmong Festival 10 mins
8 Kachari Bai Bin (Folk Dance) 15 mins
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The venue grounds of the Hornbill Festival at Kisama Heritage Village ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

Details – Day 10 – Hornbill Festival – Naga Heritage Village – Kisama – Nagaland

Sl CULTURAL TROUPES TYPE OF ITEM & TITLE Time
1 Rengma War Dance 15 mins
2 Sangtam The Fruit of Hard Labour is Sweet (Folk song) 15 mins
3 Kachari Kram Vang Mai Duba (Folk Dance) 15 mins
4 Yimchungrü Tsü Khun (Folk Dance) 15 mins
5 Chakhesang Sükrünye Festival 15 mins
6 Zeliang Chehin Phinbe Lim (Farewell Dance) 10 mins
7 Chang Shangpila (Girls & Boys Song) 10 mins
8 Kuki Saipi Khupsuh (Folk Dance) 15 mins
9 Garo Dim Dim Chong (Folk Song) 10 mins
Sl CULTURAL TROUPES TYPE OF ITEM & TITLE Time
1 Pochury Bade Bade Sow Low-o (Folk Song) 10 mins
2 Khiamniungan Jamhang (Indoor Dance) 15 mins
3 Phom Mahteen Asho (Folk Song) 10 mins
4 Lotha Eloe Loroe Tona Khyingroe Rumphi 10 mins
Khen (Folk Song/Dance)
5 Angami Lapie (Indigenous Game) 10 mins
6 Sumi Ashekha Kikini Levole (Farewell 10 mins
Song)
7 Konyak Oü Yok Pe (Sacrificial Ritual) 10 mins
8 Ao Longmah Jenshir Otsu (Play) 15 mins
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Heritage Konyak tribes of Nagaland perform at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India
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Various colorful flowers of Nagaland at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India
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Our camping grounds of Camp Hornbill at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India
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Our young guests at Camp Hornbill at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India
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Tribes of Nagaland wearing colorful traditional attire at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India
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Festivities continue at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India
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Horticultural fresh fruits of Nagaland on display at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India
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Naga Konyak tribes display their rich costumes at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India
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Rich flowers of nagaland on display at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India
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Naga traditional food being served at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India
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Open air tents at Camp Hornbill at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India
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Naga tribal ladies display their rich traditional attire at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India
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Naga tribes watch the performances on display at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India
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Yimchunger Naga warrior tribes perform at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India
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Angami Naga warrior tribes perform a Naga traditional dance at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India
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Naga warrior tribes perform a dance move with traditional musical instruments at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India
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Sumi Naga tribal ladies perform a warrior dance moves with traditional weapons at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India
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Naga Chang warrior tribes perform a warrior dance moves with traditional weapons at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India
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Naga Chang warrior tribes perform a warrior dance moves at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India
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Naga warrior tribes perform a traditional ritual at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India
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A Naga couple standing in front of their traditional home at the Hornbill Festival ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India
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The venue grounds of the Hornbill Festival at Kisama Heritage Village ~ Kohima ~ Nagaland ~ India

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