International Translation Day
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Every year 30 September is celebrated as International Translation Day.
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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