President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 18th edition of the Hornbill Festival at the Naga Heritage Village in Kisama, Nagaland.
It is also called the 'Festival of Festivals'.
The aim of the festival is to revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland and display its extravaganza and traditions.
To encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote cultural heritage of Nagaland, the Government of Nagaland organizes the Hornbill Festival every year in the first week of December. The first festival was held in 2000.