Friday, 30 September 2016

International Translation Day observed across the world

30 September: International Translation Day. The International Translation Day was on 30 September 2016 observed across the world with the theme Translation and Interpreting: Connecting Worlds. This is the annual event for the translation community and event is marked with a series of dedicated events, seminars and symposiums across the world.

• The Day was established in 1953 by the International Federation of Translators (FIT).
• It is celebrated every year on 30 September on the feast of St Jerome, the Bible translator who is considered the patron saint of translators.
• In 1991, FIT launched the idea of an officially recognised International Translation Day to show solidarity of the worldwide translation community in an effort to promote the translation profession.

International Translation Day observed across the world

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