International Day of Human Space Flight

International Day of Human Space Flight

When Is International Day of Human Space Flight 2020?

Quick Facts

This year: вск 12 апр 2020 г.
Next year: пнд 12 апр 2021 г.
Last year: птн 12 апр 2019 г.
Type: United Nations observance

The United Nations (UN) celebrates the International Day of Human Space Flight on April 12 each year. The day remembers the first human space flight on April 12, 1961.

Statue of Yuri Gagarin, the world’s first cosmonaut to have travelled in outer space.

What Do People Do

The International Day of Human Space Flight celebrates the start of the space era for humankind, reaffirming the important contribution of space science and technology in today’s world. The day also aims to promote aspirations to explore and maintain outer space for peaceful purposes.

Activities to promote the day have included photo exhibitions, conferences showcasing technology used for outer space, and the release of commemorative stamps.

Public Life

The International Day of Human Space Flight is a UN observance and not a public holiday.

Background

April 12, 1961, was the date of the first human space flight, carried out by Yuri Gagarin. This historic event opened the way for space exploration. In 2011 the UN declared April 12 as the “International Day of Human Space Flight” to remember the first human space flight and to promote the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes and to the benefit of humankind.

Symbols

Commemorative stamps depicting human space flight have been released on or around the International Day of Human Space Flight in the past. A statue of Yuri Gagarin, the world’s first cosmonaut to journey in outer space, is located about 40km (about 25 miles) from Saratov, Russia. It was erected in 1981.

International Day of Human Space Flight Observances

Year Weekday Date Name Holiday Type
2015 вск 12 апр International Day of Human Space Flight United Nations observance
2016 втр 12 апр International Day of Human Space Flight United Nations observance
2017 срд 12 апр International Day of Human Space Flight United Nations observance
2018 чтв 12 апр International Day of Human Space Flight United Nations observance
2019 птн 12 апр International Day of Human Space Flight United Nations observance
2020 вск 12 апр International Day of Human Space Flight United Nations observance
2021 пнд 12 апр International Day of Human Space Flight United Nations observance
2022 втр 12 апр International Day of Human Space Flight United Nations observance
2023 срд 12 апр International Day of Human Space Flight United Nations observance
2024 птн 12 апр International Day of Human Space Flight United Nations observance
2025 сбт 12 апр International Day of Human Space Flight United Nations observance

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Other Names and Languages

English International Day of Human Space Flight
Arabic اليوم الدولي للطيران الفضائي الإنسا
German Internationaler Tag der bemannten Raumfahrt
Hebrew היום הבינלאומי של אדם טיסות חלל
Korean 인간의 우주 비행의 국제 날
Spanish Día Internacional de los Vuelos Espaciales Tripulados

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