International Translation Day

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International Translation Day

International Translation Day, is observed on 30 September annually to pay tribute to translators and interpreters for their hard work and service to the translation world.


The importance of translation in our daily life is multidimensional. Translation paves the way forward for worldwide interaction and also allows nations to forge interactive relationships when it comes to creating advancements in technology, politics, etc.


The UN General Assembly adopted resolution 71/288 on 24 May 2017, on the role of language professionals in connecting nations and fostering peace, understanding, and development, and declared 30 September as International Translation Day.

Since 2018 the American Translators Association has celebrated International Translation Day by publishing a series of social media posts intended to spread information and educate the public about the role of professional translators and interpreters.

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On this day, the United Nations puts on an annual St. Jerome Translation Contest for translations in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish, as well as German, and aims to celebrate multilingualism and highlight the important role of translators and other language professionals in multilateral diplomacy.


The theme of International Translation Day 2021 is “United in translation.”  The theme focuses on world union with the help of translation. As only because of translation we are able to interpret what we read and translators make sure that we are able to do that easily.

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