At six o'clock in the evening, school children lit the streets of Nuku'alofa with traditional kerosne lid lamps as part of the vigil.
A twelve-hour vigil from six o'clock in the evening to six o'clock in the morning was conducted with prayer services from various congregation and church demonimations.
6:00 PM Free Wesleyan Church
7:00 PM Catholic Church
8;00 PM Free Church of Tonga
9:00 PM Anglican Church
10:00 PM Church of Tonga
11:00 PM Assemblies of God
12:00 AM Constitutional Church of Tonga
1:00 AM Ha'apai Group
2:00 AM Tongan Community, New Zealand
3:00 AM Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
4:00 AM Seventh Day Adventist Church
5:00 AM Tokaikolo'ia Kalaisi Church
6:00 AM Final Royal Family Prayer Service
The Royal Family Prayer Services were led by the Royal Chaplain and members of the Nuku'alofa Free Wesleyan Centenary Church.
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- The Takipo - Vigil of His Late Majesty King George Tupou V
Issued by the: Ministry of Information and Communications, Nuku'alofa, 2012.