Nagaland readies for Hornbill Festival 2021

The festival will start on December 1, 2021 at Naga heritage village in Kisama

With improved Covid-19 situation in the state, the Nagaland government has started gearing up for this year’s Hornbill Festival which will kick-start on December 1, 2021 and will be held at Naga heritage village in Kisama. H Khehovi Yeputhomi, adviser of Tourism and Arts & Culture announced the festival’s celebration during a coordination meeting with Hohos tribe at the Directorate of Tourism.

He also revealed that along with the festival, Nagaland would host International Tourism Mart this year and therefore stressed on the need to begin with the necessary preparations for the festival. According to Yeputhomi, Rs 75 crore was aggregated by the entrepreneurs and other participants in 2019 which also helped in boosting the state’s economy.

Along with breaking the important news, he showed his concern for the dilapidated condition of 17 morungs at Heritage Village and urged the people to make necessary arrangements for refurbishing it at the earliest. He also pressed on the importance of getting vaccinated, especially for the people who would be participating in the celebrations of the festival. Tourism joint director Veyielo Doulo informed the participants that the 2018 Hornbill Festival generated around Rs 45 crore revenue and created 500 jobs. Similarly, in 2019, the festival generated around Rs 101 crore and created 800 jobs.  

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