THE SQUARE OF THE COCK CLOCK / TOWN CLOCK "COCK”

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Šiauliai city

Many people associate the Square of the Cock Clock with pleasant meetings and the word “hello”, pronounced here every day and even several times per day. This is the place where people in love and businesslike men date, saying “Let’s meet at the cock”. The clock is built at the crossing of two main streets, in the very city centre. In Soviet times the clock of the city would flap its wings and announce every hour but as time passed by the cock ran out of steam and its accuracy could not be trusted. Now nobody remembers when the cock stopped singing. In 2003, when the city was celebrating its 767 birthday, this symbol was renewed and the cock piped up: “Come to the date”.
Now the symbol of the city centre of Šiauliai both sings and welcomes guests of the city, saying “Welcome to Šiauliai!” The text sounds in English, German, French, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Romani and other languages at 12:00 and 18:00.

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