International Translation Day 

Category: Diversity
International Translation Day  in United Nations in 2022
Image: Tower of Babel. by Pieter Brugel, the Elder Public Domain

About International Translation Day 

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Dates of International Translation Day 
2024 United Nations Monday, September 30thInternational Translation Day 
2023 United Nations Saturday, September 30thInternational Translation Day 
2022 United Nations Friday, September 30thInternational Translation Day 
2021 United Nations Thursday, September 30thInternational Translation Day 
2020 United Nations Wednesday, September 30thInternational Translation Day 
Summary
September 30th is the Feast of St. Jerome, the Bible translator who is considered the patron saint of translators.

The International Federation of Translators (FIT) has promoted International Translation Day since it was set up in 1953 to show solidarity with the worldwide translation community in an effort to promote the translation profession.

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.

Transposition of a literary or scientific work, including technical work, from one language into another language, professional translation, including translation proper, interpretation and terminology, is indispensable to preserving clarity, a positive climate and productiveness in international public discourse and interpersonal communication.

September 30th was chosen as the date as it is the Feast of St. Jerome, the Bible translator who is considered the patron saint of translators.

St. Jerome was a priest from North-eastern Italy, who is known mostly for his endeavor of translating most of the Bible into Latin from the Greek manuscripts of the New Testament. He also translated parts of the Hebrew Gospel into Greek. He was of Illyrian ancestry and his native tongue was the Illyrian dialect. He learned Latin in school and was fluent in Greek and Hebrew, which he picked up from his studies and travels. Jerome died near Bethlehem on 30 September 420.

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