30 September: The International Translation Day

The International Translation Day (ITD) is observed every year on September 30 to promote the translation profession in different countries.

Observance of the day seeks to show solidarity of worldwide translation community in an effort to promote translation profession among all people across the world.

2016 theme: Translation and Interpreting: Connecting worlds”.

To mark this day series of dedicated events, seminars and symposiums were organised across the world.

Background

  • The International Translation Day (ITD) was established by the International Federation of Translators (FIT) in 1953.
  • It is observed annually on 30 September on the feast of St Jerome, the Bible translator who is considered as the patron saint of translators.
  • In 1991, FIT officially recognised ITD to show solidarity towards translation community in an effort to promote the translation profession worldwide.

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