Introduction – International Translation Day is observed on September 30 every year on the feast of St. Jerome, the Bible translator that is regarded as the patron saint of linguists. The main purpose of this day is to spread awareness about the translation industry and languages, which play a necessary part in the growth of our society.
This day also intends to honor the efforts of language specialists. The whole world consists of different cultures with several languages then translators play a significant role in communication between several countries. India also consisting of different cultures or languages in several states so translators are used to communicating between several states people in our country. This day aims is to enhance awareness of the translation industry and languages, which play a significant role in our society.
As per the United Nations, International Translation Day provides opportunities to honor the work of language specialists that contributes to fostering international understanding improving communication and development cooperation among the country. This day also contributes peace and security all around the world.
Theme – The theme of International Translation Day in the year 2021 is ‘’United in translation’’.
History – The International Federation of Translators (FIT) has organized the International Translation Day. Firstly, this day was formally celebrated in the year 1991. The United Nations General Assembly passed resolution 71/288 on May 24, 2017, to recognize September 30 as the date to observe international translation Day for spreading the importance and work of language experts worldwide. It also promotes peace, advancement, understanding, and is designated September 30 as International Translation Day.
Significance – Translators play an important role in the development of interpersonal communication and healthy public discourse. They also help in the translation of scientific, literacy, and technical materials from one language to the other. Translators also help in the advancement of a better world and encourage mutual respect for several cultures of different countries by supporting the understanding of each other’s civilization. They also assist unsuitable translation, nomenclature, and interpretation are essential for guaranteeing communication in several countries.