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In Pictures: Thousands participate in Nagaland's 'Hornbill Festival'

Updated : 2019-12-12 06:39:30

The ten-day long festival named after the Hornbill bird is one of the biggest festivals of India’s northeast, showcasing the tradition and cultural heritage of the indigenous Nagas.

A Naga tribal man walks past traditional spears and shields during the Hornbill festival at Kisama village in  Nagaland. The ten-day long festival named after the Hornbill bird is one of the biggest festivals of India’s northeast, showcasing the tradition and cultural heritage of the indigenous Nagas. (AP Photo/Yirmiyan Arthur)
A Naga tribal man walks past traditional spears and shields during the Hornbill festival at Kisama village in  Nagaland. The ten-day long festival named after the Hornbill bird is one of the biggest festivals of India’s northeast, showcasing the tradition and cultural heritage of the indigenous Nagas. (AP Photo/Yirmiyan Arthur)
A tattooed Naga man attends the Hornbill festival at Kisama village. (AP Photo/Yirmiyan Arthur)
A tattooed Naga man attends the Hornbill festival at Kisama village. (AP Photo/Yirmiyan Arthur)
Girls react to the camera as they sit around a bonfire during the Hornbill festival. (AP Photo/Yirmiyan Arthur)
Girls react to the camera as they sit around a bonfire during the Hornbill festival. (AP Photo/Yirmiyan Arthur)
A Naga child rests on the back of an elderly woman during the Hornbill festival at Kisama village in the northeastern Indian state of Nagaland. (AP Photo/Yirmiyan Arthur)
A Naga child rests on the back of an elderly woman during the Hornbill festival at Kisama village in the northeastern Indian state of Nagaland. (AP Photo/Yirmiyan Arthur)
Naga stands dressed in traditional finery during the Hornbill festival. (AP Photo/Yirmiyan Arthur)
Naga stands dressed in traditional finery during the Hornbill festival. (AP Photo/Yirmiyan Arthur)
Naga tribals in their traditional attire perform a dance during the Hornbill festival. (AP Photo/Yirmiyan Arthur)
Naga tribals in their traditional attire perform a dance during the Hornbill festival. (AP Photo/Yirmiyan Arthur)
A Naga stands dressed in traditional finery during the Hornbill festival at Kisama village. (AP Photo/Yirmiyan Arthur)
A Naga stands dressed in traditional finery during the Hornbill festival at Kisama village. (AP Photo/Yirmiyan Arthur)
A Naga man dressed as a warrior stands by a morung, a traditional dormitory, during the Hornbill festival. (AP Photo/Yirmiyan Arthur)
A Naga man dressed as a warrior stands by a morung, a traditional dormitory, during the Hornbill festival. (AP Photo/Yirmiyan Arthur)
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