International Translation Day

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Every year 30 September is celebrated as International Translation Day.

Important facts

  • The day gives an opportunity to honour the work of language professionals who play a vital role in bringing nations together.

  • Language Translators play a vital role in maintaining good communication, professionalism and understanding between the peoples of the world by overcoming linguistic boundaries.

  • The day is celebrated in honour of the biblical translator Saint Jerome, who is considered the patron of translators.

  • Saint Jerome was a priest from north-eastern Italy who translated the Bible into Latin from Greek manuscripts.

  • The theme of International Translation Day 2022 - "A World Without Barriers."

Background of the day

  • On 24 September 2017, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution declaring 30 September as 'International Translation Day'.

  • September 30 has been chosen as a tribute to St. Jerome on his death anniversary.

  • The celebration of this day was initiated by the International Federation of Translators- FIT.

  • FIT was established in 1953.

  • In the year 1991, this federation started the idea of officially recognizing this day to unite translators around the world.

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