Nagaland Hornbill Festival

Nagaland Hornbill Festival

Nagaland Hornbill Festival

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For Prelims

State Hornbill Festival:

  • The Festival is celebrated in Nagaland to encourage inter-tribal interaction and to preserve, protect and revive the uniqueness and richness of the Naga heritage.
  • It is one of the largest indigenous festival organised by the state government of Nagaland to promote tourism in the state.
  • This festival usually takes place between the 1st and the 10th of December every year in Kohima.
  • Hornbill Festival is held at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama which is about 12 km from Kohima.
  • The Hornbill is a common bird among the folklores and tribes of Nagaland and can be commonly seen prancing around in the forests of Nagaland.

Indian Hornbill:

  • The hornbills (Bucerotidae) are a family of birds found in tropical and subtropical Africa and Asia.
  • India is home to nine species of hornbills.
  • The great hornbill is the state bird of Arunachal Pradesh and Kerala.
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has listed the Great Indian Hornbill as vulnerable in the Red List of Threatened Species.

Eastern Nagaland Peoples’ Organisation:

  • Eastern Nagaland Peoples’ Organisation, is a pressure group representing the state’s backward, hilly regions.

Frontier Nagaland

  • Frontier Nagaland is a proposed new state comprising six backward districts of the Nagaland.
  • The demand for a separate state, which was formally raised in 2010, comprised six districts of Nagaland, 20 of the 60 Assembly seats and a population of about 10 lakh.
  • The ENPO had earlier decided not to participate in the State’s flagship Hornbill Festival that starts on December 1.

Source “Nagaland group to raise its bifurcation bid with Shah