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Nagaland: Hornbill Festival to go virtual this year

The decision to go completely virtual was taken by the Government of Nagaland considering the COVID-19 situation in the state.

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Guwahati:  For the very first time, Hornbill Festival to be celebrated virtually through various audio visual media channels and social media platforms, informed Nagaland Tourism Department on Saturday.

The decision to go completely virtual was taken by the Government of Nagaland considering the COVID-19 situation in the state.

The 10-day long Hornbill Festival also known as ‘Festival of festivals’ is celebrated every year from December 1 at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama under Kohima district in Nagaland.

The festival was started in 2000 to present the cultural aspects of the state and promote tourism in the area.

The festival has a medley of traditional cultural performances, music by local and international bands, fashion shows, music by local and international bands, fashion shows, sporting events, crafts bazaar, flower festivals, kid’s carnival, food courts and lot more.

Last year, the festival has drawn in a total of 2,82,811 visitors for the Hornbill festival, including 55,584 domestic tourists and 3,015 foreign tourists, reports say.