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Visitors throng tribal festival in northeast India

Published: December 5, 2017

STORY: Visitors at Hornbill Festival, dubbed as festival of festivals, in India’s northeastern Kohima city were treated to different folk dances, traditional sports and a fashion show on Monday (December 04).

The 10-day festival, being held at Naga Heritage Village Kisama, is an annual event which seeks to promote and preserve the culture of the ethnic people.

Reportedly, so far over 74,000 people including domestic and foreign tourists have visited the festival which was inaugurated by Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on December 01.

Hornbill Festival has emerged as one of Nagaland’s most popular attractions for troupes and tourists from different parts of the world. It has been named after hornbill bird, which features in most of the folklores of Nagaland.

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