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NEWS IMPULSE – HORNBILL FESTIVAL| 01 DECEMBER

SYLLABUS SECTION – CULTURE

Why in News ?

Government said the Nagaland Virtual Hornbill Festival 2020 will be celebrated in a completely virtual mode and will be  telecast through three TV channels and will also be made available on social media platforms.

About Hornbill Festival

• The Hornbill Festival, which is called the ‘Festivals of Festivals’, is a 10-day annual cultural fest of Nagaland that showcases the rich and diverse Naga ethnicity through folk dances, traditional music, local cuisine, handicraft, art workshops etc.

• Every year the Hornbill festival is celebrated between December 1 and December 10 in the northeast region and in the state of Nagaland.

• The festival is named after the Indian Hornbill Bird. It is a large and colourful forest bird.

• The festival is named after the bird as it is displayed in folklore of most of the thetribals in the state of Nagaland

• It is organized by State Tourism and Art & Culture Departments and also supported by Union Government.

Source –Hindustan Times

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