International Translation Day 2020: Know the Significance of the day
Every year, International Translation Day is celebrated on September 30 to raise awareness about the translation profession and bring awareness about languages that play an important role in the development of our society.
Every year, International Translation Day is celebrated on September 30 to raise awareness about the translation profession and bring awareness about languages that play an important role in the development of our society. It also aims to pay tribute to the work of language professionals.
International Translation Day:
According to the United Nations, “International Translation Day is meant as an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development and strengthening world peace and security.”
International Translation Day 2020 Theme
Also, the theme is “Finding the words for a world in crisis. FIT aims to highlight the significance of translators and interpreters in managing the situations. In addition, on the International scale, National scale, and local scale.
International Translation Day History
On May 24, 2017, the General Assembly adopted a resolution on the role of language professionals in connecting nations. And fostering peace, understanding and development, and declared September 30 as International Translation Day. The day marks the celebration of the feast of St. Jerome, the Bible translator. In addition, who is considered the patron saint of translators.
FIT (International Federation of Translators) promotes these celebrations which were set up in 1953. Even in 1991, FIT launched the idea of an officially recognised International Translation Day to promote the translation profession in several countries.