How to Get People to a Vigil

A vigil is an event in which people gather by candlelight to promote or show their support for a specific cause, for example, mourning of a loved one, or praying for the safe return of a missing individual. These events are held after sunset, and can be used as a way of comfort for many individuals.


  1. 1
    Organize the event. A well organized event will draw attention to your cause, so plan ahead.
  2. 2
    Provide candles and small cups for wax. Many people will bring their own candles to your event, but others will need the supplies so they can mourn, support or pray with others.
  3. 3
    Make posters. Create posters advertising your cause so people with gather to your event. Include directions on where to assemble.
  4. 4
    Utilize social media. Create a twitter account and follow people who may be interested in attending. This way information and updates on your event is easily shared and more people may hear of your event.
  5. 5
    Have guest speakers. A good vigil will support others with inspirational words from others. Advertise your speaker to gather others who are interested in their message.
  6. 6
    Plan ahead. Do not expect people to show up if your event is unorganized. Create an invite and RSVP list to get an idea of how your event is going to play out.


  • Plan ahead
  • Invite others who may be interested
  • Spread the word

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