Assam joins hands with Nagaland as partner state for the upcoming Hornbill Festival


Nagaland is gearing up to host the 10-day Hornbill festival from December 1, with all tribes of the state scheduled to participate in the cultural extravaganza. 

Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday announced that Assam will be joining hands with Nagaland as partner state for the upcoming Hornbill festival.

Tking to X formerly known as Twitter CM Sarme wrote, “Hon’ble Chief Minister, it is an absolute privilege for Assam to join hands with Nagaland for the upcoming Hornbill Festival. This festival has emerged as one of the greatest platforms to showcase the shared cultural heritage of North East.”

Earlier, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio had announced about Assam joining hands with Nagaland for the upcoming festival that will showcase the rich cultural heritage of Northeast. 

Hornbill festival is called the ‘festival of festivals’ as it marks the coming together of all the tribes of Nagaland to showcase their culture and traditions, and the celebration is also the culmination of all tribal festivals throughout the year. It is also a tribute to Hornbill bird, which is admired and revered by Nagas for its alertness and grandeur. 

The Hornbill Festival 2023 is scheduled to occur from Friday, December 1, 2023, to Sunday, December 10, 2023. The Hornbill Festival, celebrated at the heritage village of Kisama, becomes the epicenter where the state’s 16 major tribes unite to showcase their rich heritage, diverse traditions, and distinctive customs. This 10-day extravaganza, initiated in 2000, has evolved into a mesmerizing spectacle of colorful costumes, rhythmic beats, and musical narratives, offering a unique window into the cultural tapestry of Nagaland.