The 24 Hour Kirtan is June 19th – 20th
Each year the 24 Hour Kirtan gets bigger and better. The first 24 Hour Kirtan in 2007 was just a group of friends coming together to celebrate the chanting of the Maha Mantra. Now in it’s fourth year, the 24 Hour Kirtan has become one of the largest kirtan events on the East Coast.
In an effort to maintain the quality of the festival, facilities and meals, the organizers have carefully decided that a suggested donation is required to cover the costs and expansion of the festival. Please know that the festival is open to all, and no one will be turned away and everyone will receive meals/prasadam. We will require everyone to register and obtain a wrist band, but you have the option of not contributing anything and getting in for free.
The 24 Hour Kirtan is a not-for-profit event which means that after production costs such as travel, meals, sound systems, promotional supplies, accounting etc. are covered, any funds left over will be used towards next year’s 24 Hour Kirtan. If there is a considerable amount of left over funds we hope to reduce the suggested donation next time. We also would like to contribute a donation to the 24 Hour Kirtan in Vridanvan which is a festival 365 days a year.
You can view our working budget (PDF) to get a sense of what it takes to put on this festival. We will post a Profit & Loss statement after the festival for full financial transparency. If you have any questions about the budget or financial structure, please email us here.
Please note that your registration fees DO NOT include accommodations. To find and book accommodations click here.