A cultural troupe from Konyak Naga tribe performing a folk dance on the 2nd day of the Hornbill festival held at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama on December 2. (DIPR Photo)
Morung Express News
Kohima | December 3
A total of 57990 tourists have visited the Hornbill Festival 2019 since its inauguration on December 1, a tourism official informed on Monday.
The 20th edition of the 10-day gala christened as ‘Festival of Festival’ got off to a colourful start at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama on Sunday with spectacular performances by different artistes depicting the ethnicity of Naga tribes.
The visitors include 955 foreign and 8300 domestic tourists, while there rest 48535 were local tourists from Nagaland, according to figure provided to media by the Assistant Director and Statistical-in-charge of Tourism Department, Nagaland, Toka E Tuccumi.
On Day -1, while 45142 tourists witnessed the inaugural event, it decreased to 12,848 on December 2. However, foreign tourists slightly increased from 407 on first day to 548 on second day, the figure showed.
While Kisama is the main centre for showcasing cultural activities, a parallel event – the Hornbill Music Festival (HMF), also kicked off on December 1 at NER Agri Expo Site, 4th Mile, Dimapur.
From 2019, the HMF has carries the tag - ‘The Experiential Festival’ and promising the festival goers immersive experiences via music and other performing arts.