As each tribe has its own distinct festival at different times throughout year, the Hornbill Festival brings them together yearly to promote interaction between the tribes and to showcase their different cultures to the outside world under one roof.
Sekrenyi is the major festival of the Angami. It is a 10 day celebration which signifies purification and sanctification (before going to war).
DURATION OF THE FESTIVAL
The festival is celebrated for about a consecutive number of four days coursing its trail from 6th March. Each day is marked by a traditional ceremony or ritual.
This is a very popular festival of Nagaland. Often cited as “festival of all festivals”.
The Hornbill festival is celebrated annually. The festival opens in the first week of December each year. The government of Nagaland organizes the cultural event. The celebrations stretches between the expanse from 1st December to 10th December. Kohima, the capital city of Nagaland is the initial location where the festival takes place.