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.
Tuluni festival exhibits great importance to the Sumi Nagas of Nagaland. The Sumi people reside in parts leaning towards NorthEast India.
The festival is celebrated over seven consecutive holidays. It is celebrated each year by different clans of the Sumi tribe in Nagaland. The festival starts on 8th July after a satisfying sowing of crops in the fields.
The Ngada Festival is celebrated by the Rengma tribe, originating in Assam and Nagaland, North East India.
The Ngada festival is celebrated annually. The festival begins either in the month of November or December. It is traditionally observed in the final stages of the month of November and continues its course into the beginning of the next month i.e. December. It is celebrated after the crops are harvested and the weather signals for new bearings to be implemented in the fields.
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.