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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HUMAN SPACE FLIGHTS

12 April 2021

This week we are celebrating the International Day of Human Space Flight. This day is a special day for our country - a day of pride, as on April 12, 1961, a citizen of the Soviet Union, Yuri Gagarin, for the first time in the world made an orbital flyby of the Earth, opening the era of manned space flights.
NEW PROJECT OF THE MUSEUM OF COSMONAUTICS

08 April 2021

Russian News Agency TASS and its educational project Newm together with the Museum of Cosmonautics of Moscow have launched a new project - a series of videos dedicated to the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's flight into space. The first of the three stories introduces viewers to the process of rocketing the Vostok launch vehicle and placing the spacecraft in orbit.

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8TH NOVEMBER, FATHER'S DAY IN ESTONIA

14 April 2021

Every year on the second Sunday of November, Estonia celebrates Fathers' Day (Isadepäev). The official history of this family holiday began in 1992, although, many families used to organize celebrations in honor of beloved dads long before the Fathers' Day was established officially. On the eve of the holiday, themed matinees are held in kindergartens, and concerts for parents are held in schools. Children give their dads homemade cards and gifts - usually cut out of paper and painted ties or cars. On Father's Day, flags are flown in some cities in honor of those fathers who are or used to be military personnel.

While Fathers' Day in Estonia remains an official innovation for most, the holiday is gradually becoming common for the whole country, strengthening its traditions. For example, it has already become a tradition for security structures to hold demonstrative and educational charity performances as part of celebration of the event named Fathers' Day for All Children, where children and their fathers can take part in various competitions and get acquainted with various professions, such as policeman, firefighter, etc. Among the participants in the competitions there are also children from orphanages, over whom police officers, rescuers, border guards or military personnel take patronage on this day.

Father's Day is also celebrated on the second Sunday in November in Sweden and Finland. The main goal of this holiday is to draw attention to family values and emphasize the importance of the father's role in upbringing children.