List of Festivals of Naga Tribes of Nagaland with dates. The term “Naga” is a general term used to describe a collection of multiple tribes inhabiting primarily Nagaland, parts of North East India and Myanmar. Though closely similar, each tribe has their own distinct dialects, and variations in food habits, cultural and traditional practices.
There are primarily 16 tribes in Nagaland. Nagaland is known as the ‘Land of Festivals‘ and rightly so, since there are festivals all throughout the year. Each Naga tribe has their own unique and indigenous festivals. The occupation of the Nagas is mainly agricultural. The festivals of Naga tribes are mostly based on their simple ways of life, thanksgiving for the blessings of nature and merry-making.
List of Festivals of Naga Tribes of Nagaland
Major Festivals of Naga Tribes of Nagaland
|Ao||Moatsu||May 2 / May 1st Week|
|Chang||Paong Lüm||January 13|
|Khiamniungan||Tsoküm||October 1st Week|
|Konyak||Aoleang Monyu||April 1 to 3|
|Kuki||Chavang Kut||November 1|
|Lotha||Tokhu Emong||Novemebr 7|
|Phom||Monyu||April 1st Week|
|Pochury||Yemshe||October 1st Week|
|Sumi||Ahuna||November 2nd Week|
Hornbill Festival is not a festival of a particular Naga tribe. However, being a popular festival in Nagaland, it is included here.
Hornbill is organized by Nagaland State Government. It started in the year 2000 and is now held every year from 1st December. The Hornbill Festival is normally celebrated for 10 days starting from 1st December. It is a festival where all Naga tribes partake and where visitors can witness mélange of cultural displays from all Naga tribes 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.