Nagaland Public Holidays 2023-24
2023–24 Nagaland Public Holidays List. North eastern Indian state of Nagaland is recognised for its beautiful scenery, varied ethnic communities, and rich cultural legacy. Nagaland, which is located in the easternmost region of the Patkai Hills Himalayan range, is home to spectacular mountains, deep forests, and lush green valleys. Kohima, the nation’s capital, is a thriving metropolis, whereas Dimapur is the main commercial centre. The colourful tribal culture of the state is firmly anchored in the practises and rituals of its indigenous people, each of which has its own distinct language and cultural history. https://govtpress.nagaland.gov.in/ Nagaland’s cultural diversity is displayed through traditional tribal festivals, appealing folk music, alluring dance styles like the famous “War Dance” or “Naga Dance,” and exquisite handicrafts.
Here are the public holidays in Nagaland for 2023:
- New Year’s Day: January 1, 2023 (Sunday)
- Republic Day: January 26, 2023 (Thursday)
- Holi: March 2, 2023 (Thursday)
- Good Friday: April 7, 2023 (Friday)
- Easter Monday: April 10, 2023 (Monday)
- May Day (International Workers’ Day): May 1, 2023 (Monday)
- Eid al-Fitr: April 26, 2023 (Wednesday) – Subject to the sighting of the moon
- Statehood Day: December 1, 2023 (Friday)
- Christmas Day: December 25, 2023 (Monday)
- Boxing Day: December 26, 2023 (Tuesday)
The complete list of Manipur public holidays for 2023–2024
Here are some of the important holidays celebrated in Nagaland:
- Hornbill Festival: This is one of the most significant festivals in Nagaland and is celebrated every year from December 1st to 10th in Kohima, the capital city. The festival showcases the rich cultural heritage of Nagaland through various traditional performances, indigenous games, music, dances, arts and crafts, and culinary delights.
- Moatsu Festival: Celebrated by the Ao tribe in May, Moatsu is a festival that marks the end of the sowing season and the beginning of a new agricultural cycle. It is a time of feasting, traditional dances, and various rituals.
- Sekrenyi: Celebrated by the Angami tribe in February, Sekrenyi is a significant festival that involves various purification rituals and community feasts. It is a time for strengthening social bonds and maintaining cultural traditions.
- Tuluni Festival: Observed by the Sumi Naga tribe in July, Tuluni Festival is a post-harvest festival that celebrates the abundance of crops. It involves feasting, traditional dances, folk songs, and sporting events.
- Christmas: As Nagaland has a significant Christian population, Christmas is widely celebrated in the state. Churches are beautifully decorated, and people attend midnight Mass, exchange gifts, and enjoy festive meals with family and friends.
- Independence Day and Republic Day: Like the rest of India, Nagaland celebrates Independence Day on August 15th and Republic Day on January 26th with flag hoisting ceremonies, parades, cultural events, and patriotic fervor.