In a series of posts on social media platform X, Ambassador Garcetti expressed his admiration for the festival and the rich diversity of Nagaland.
The Hornbill Festival in Nagaland attracted international attention when US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti expressed his delight at this vibrant and grand cultural festival. In a series of posts on social media platform X, Ambassador Garcetti expressed his admiration for the festival and the rich diversity of Nagaland. “The Hornbill Festival is fantastic.
I loved meeting so many people and learning about the different Naga communities they represent. “I am proud and honored that the United States will join Germany as a partner nation in this year’s festival,” Ambassador Garcetti said on X.
The participation of the United States as a partner country with Germany adds an international dimension to the Hornbill Festival, promoting cultural exchange. Nagaland’s extraordinary beauty, complex history and diverse indigenous cultural heritage left an indelible impression on the American envoy. “Nagaland is like no other place in the world and you have to see it to believe it. I have already marked my return in my calendar!” he added. Expressing his passion for heritage and history, Ambassador Garcetti also visited the Nagaland State Museum.
“Museums are treasure troves of heritage and history. I loved visiting the Nagaland State Museum and learning a lot about the unique indigenous culture and traditions of the state. The Hornbill Festival is a 10-day annual cultural festival in Nagaland. It is also known as the “Festival of Festivals”.
The festival showcases the ethnic diversity of Nagaland through: folk dances, traditional music, local cuisine, handicrafts and art workshops. The festival is held in the first week of December. The government of Nagaland organizes the festival to promote the state’s cultural heritage and encourage tribal interaction. In Kohima, Nagaland, Garcetti also attended a World AIDS Day event on Friday along with state government officials, community leaders and civil society groups.
He said that India’s National AIDS Program has been hailed as a global model, and that the US government is proud to support the country’s efforts to combat the disease. “India’s National AIDS Program has been hailed as a global model, and the United States government is proud to partner and support these efforts,” the US Ambassador said.
In a warm greeting to the people of Nagaland, Ambassador Garcetti said: “Hello Nagaland! I was in Kohima and looking forward to attending the famous Hornbill Festival. “I have heard a lot about your rich culture and heritage, and I am here to learn more about you.”
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