September 30 is dedicated to recognize the work of translators from all over the world. It started on 1953 by the International Federation of Translators and launched officially in 1991. September 30 is also the feast of St. Jerome, who was the first translator of the Bible.
This day recognizes and promotes the value of professional translators. They help the world connect by communicating important messages across cultures. From marketing to humanitarian causes, translators play an essential role in bringing cultures closer!
The good news is that on May 24 of 2017, The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution and officially declared September 30 International Translation Day.
Globalization can make the world a better place (despite some people’s resistance) and help language barriers disappear thanks to the work and mission of Translators.
Happy International Translation day to all Translators!