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International Translation Day
International Translation Day

30th September: International Translation Day

Happy International Translation Day to all language professionals!

On the 30th September each year, the feast-day of St. Jerome, patron saint of translators, interpreters and librarians, is celebrated around the world as the International Translation Day. St. Jerome is known for his writings on theology and for making the bible accessible to many people through his translations from Greek and Aramaic into the Latin Vulgate.

The Translation Day was established in 1991 by UNESCO upon the suggestion of the International Federation of Translators. It offers an opportunity to promote the translation profession and to draw attention to the importance of translators and interpreters in the world.

Each year a theme is picked. The theme for 2009 International Translation Day, “Working together”, invites translators around the world to “take a fresh look at why and how it pays to join forces”.