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Nagaland’s Virtual Hornbill Festival to begin on December 1

News Link: Nagaland’s Virtual Hornbill Festival to begin on December 1 – By MK (Editor)

Nagaland will be taking its 21st edition of the Hornbill Festival to a virtual platform from December 1 to 5. That will be on three national and regional audiovisual news channels. This will be the first time the program is organized like this due to the pandemic.

Dubbed as the ‘Festival of Festivals’, the Hornbill Festival, which has put the state on the global tourist map. It is a 10-day annual cultural and tourism extravaganza that elaborately showcases the rich and diverse Naga ethnicity. Folk dances, traditional music, local cuisine, handicrafts, art, craft workshops are through to it. Highlighting indigenous textiles and designs, among various other Naga experiences.

However, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic this year, the state government has announced it will make the festival virtual. Tourism officials informed that the virtual event will showcase a series of cultural programmes during the next five days.

According to the head of the Tourism department, Ajanuo Belho, the Nagaland Virtual Hornbill Festival 2020 will air on NDTV 24×7 on December 1 (10.30 AM). December 5 (12.30 PM); Doordarshan Kendra on December 1 (5.30 PM) and December 4 (3.00 PM). Northeast Live on December 1 (11.30 AM) and December 3 (3.30 PM).

The premier festival kicks off on December 1, which also marks the Nagaland statehood day.

In 2019, the Indian Air Force (IAF) also participated in the event by conducting a spectacular fly-past over the festival site. The Naga Heritage Village Kisama, with Sukhoi 30MKI fighter planes, to commemorate the 57th year of Nagaland state.

The Tourism department had recorded a total of 2,82,811 visitors to its 20th edition of the Hornbill Festival in 2019. That included 3015 foreign tourists and 55,584 domestic tourists.

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News Link: Nagaland’s Virtual Hornbill Festival to begin on December 1 – By MK (Editor)

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