Nagaland Cultural Photos - Lotha Naga tribe performs war dance at Hornbill Festival Nagaland 2015



Nagaland Photos Lotha Naga Traditional Dress Hornbill Festival Nagaland
Lotha Nagas performs war dance at Hornbill Festival Nagaland 2015 in traditional attires depicting the by-gone head hunting days.
The Lotha Naga troupe doing the war cry.

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Almost all Naga tribes have war cries and sound signals with display of body movements and maneuvers in unison with their hunting tools -the dao (Naga Machete) and long spears.

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The Lotha Nagas now marching towards the enemy village to take some heads. Then, it was a matter of pride to avenge and take the head of an enemy. Thanks to the coming of Christianity, this practice is no longer existent. The remains of this history is very much alive and found in may historic villages, especially some Konyak Villages in Mon district of Nagaland.

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About Hornbill Festival Nagaland:
Nagaland is a hilly state in the North East of India and is home to several tribes (Officially 16 recognized tribes). Each tribe have their own distinct festivals. Most of these festival are argiculture and harvest related as most Nagas depend on argiculture.

Organized by the State Tourism and Art & Culture Departments, Hornbill Festival is held every year in the first week of December, which was lately extended to 10 days starting from 1st December. Hornbill Festival is held at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama which is about 12 Km from Kohima where each Naga tribe have their "Morungs" (traditional huts) setup where visitors witness mélange of cultural displays all under one roof, an opportunity to experience the food, songs, dances and customs of Nagaland. The aim of the festival is to revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland and display its extravaganza and traditions.

Festival highlights include the Traditional Naga Morungs Exhibition, folk dances, folk songs, traditional practices demonstrations, sale of Arts and Crafts, Food Stalls,  Flower shows and sales, Fashion shows, Beauty Contest, Naga wrestling, Indigenous Games, and Hornbill International Rock concert. During the festival, Night Carnivals are organized in several places around Kohima and Dimapur where people can enjoy street food, outing with kids, and shop.

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