Nagaland: Hornbill Festival begins on Dec 1

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Kisama (Nagaland), Nov 30: The stage has been set for the week-long Hornbill Festival, 2007, in this picturesque heritage village here from tomorrow, which is to showcase all traditional and cultural items of all Naga tribes of North East India.

The "Heritage Village" of Kisama, located 12 kms from Kohima, was beautifully decorated. Tribal delegates have already begun flocking their designated areas in Kisama. Some of them are coming from fur-flung Kiphire and Mon districts, bordering Myanmar.

About 200 foreign tourists from various countries have already arrived and are taking shelter n Kohima and Dimapur, awaiting the grand opening of the famous Hornbill Festival, according to Tourism Department sources.

More than 1,000 foreign tourists, as well as hundreds of domestic tourists were expected to attend the festival with five-day long extravaganza here.

The Hornbill Festival was being arranged to coincide with the Statehood Day tomorrow.

Both the Kohima and Dimapur Municipal Council have asked all residents to give a facelift painting residents and business establishments to celebrate the festive season of the state, till the New Year's Day.


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