Consider the following:
1. Flamingo Festival – Tamil Nadu
2. Dree Festival – Arunachal Pradesh
3. Hornbill Festival – Nagaland
Which among the above is / are correct matches?

Answer: [B] Only 2 & 3

Flamingo Festival

The annual “Flamingo Festival” recently began at Sullurpeta near the Pulicat lake bird sanctuary in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. The festival was being held every year to bring together the people and various departments in the task of preserving the Pulicat Lake and surroundings. Every year approximately 15,000 Greater Flamingos are reported to visit the lake along with pelicans, kingfishers, herons, painted storks, spoonbills and ducks.

Dree Festival

The Dree Festival is an Apatani agricultural rite in Arunachal Pradesh. It involves the sacrifice of fowls, eggs and animals to the gods – Tamu, Metii and Danyi Pilo(Sun and Moon God). The purpose of the festival is to appease these gods so that famine could be avoided. This rite is observed by the Apatanis in Arunachal Pradesh. The Apatanis, who inhabit a tranquil pine clad valley called Ziro at the core of Lower Subansiri District of Arunachal Pradesh, are famous for their unique practice of wet rice cultivation.

Hornbill Festival

It’s a festival in Nagaland.

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