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On April 12, 1961, Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin embarked on the historic first manned space flight. Every year around April 12th Yuri's Night parties are held all around the world; it's like the St. Patrick's Day for space.

Whereas many Yuri’s Night parties focus on the science-fact of the holiday, Countdown to Yuri’s Night (C2YN) celebrates the holiday with silly, creative, and sometimes edgy artistic interpretations of space exploration. C2YN has two main goals: 1) Give visual and performing artists a unique professional opportunity to showcase their work; 2) Throw an unforgettable party.