The "Stebuklas" Tile
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Located somewhere between the Cathedral and the Cathedral Tower (superstition forbids us from revealing the exact spot), visitors will find a tile with the colourfully mosaicked word "stebuklas" ("miracle") on it. This tile marks the southern terminus of an estimated 2 million-person chain linking the Baltic states through their capitals, Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn. The human chain was formed in 1989 as a politcal protest against Soviet occupation and stretched 650km from this spot to Tallinn. Today the tile is a symbol of hope and inspiration, encouraging people to believe in miracles and remember those they have experienced and may yet still experience. If you have a secret desire or dream, step onto the tile, close your eyes, silently pronounce your wish or intention, and turn around clockwise three times... Either your wish will come true or you'll be magically transported back to 1989 (or both, depending what you wish for...).
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