International Translation Day: 30 September

International Translation Day is observed on 30th September every year. The day aims to celebrate the work of language translation professionals which facilitates dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to the development and strengthening world peace and security. The day also marks the feast of St. Jerome, the Bible translator who is considered the patron saint of translators.

International Translation Day 2020 theme: “Finding the words for a world in crisis”.

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History:

The International Federation of Translators (FIT) organise the day ever since it was set up in 1953. The first official celebration of ITD was held in 1991.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • International Federation of Translators President: Kevin Quirk.
  • International Federation of Translators Secretary-General: Real Paquette.

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