International Translation Day is celebrated worldwide to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, translators, interpreters, and terminologists, etc. The day plays a very important role in bringing nations to come closer and work together, facilitating dialogue and cooperation, preserving cultural heritage and values, understanding and contributing to world development, and intensifying world peace and security.
When is the International Translation Day?
International Translation Day is celebrated on 30th September every year on the feast of St. Jerome who showed the way of breaking down the language barriers. He is also considered as the patron saint of translators. International Federation of Translators has been working to promote the celebrations ever since it was set up in 1953.
International Translation Day 2021 Theme
International Translation Day 2021 theme is “Translation and Indigenous Languages”. By focusing on the indigenous languages, the day reduces the danger of language disappearing. Protecting and preserving the languages of millions of indigenous people all over the world is very important as different languages for different indigenous people are a fundamental part of their culture.
International Translation Day 2021
Sharing new and exhilarating information, cultural values and bringing people together have become possible and easier because of the initiative of International Translation Day. The idea of this day helps in moving words and ideas throughout the linguistic and national borders, allowing worldwide readers to understand all types of literature of different countries, and nurturing internationalism.
Celebrate International Translation Day
People all over the world celebrate International Translation Day with great enthusiasm to elevate awareness about the translation and interpretation profession. On the occasion of this day, there is a holiday in many countries and it has been in existence since 1953. The General Assembly took on a resolution 71/288 to announce 30th September as International Translation Day on 24 May 2021 considering the role of translation professionals in connecting people and nations and promoting world peace as well.
International Translation Day 2021 wishes
Below are my wishes for all translators around the globe:
- Better paying customers (obviously :D)
- More jobs (show me the money!)
- More sleep (Can I get an Amen?)
- Less fatigue (who else has Panda eyes?)
- More appreciation (how nice would it be?)
- More vacations (Ah, the dream!)
- Fewer crazy requests (like translating 50 pages overnight)
- Fairer translation agency rates (this is a universal request)
- More of your favorite or most enjoyable translation jobs (it feels great to get paid for doing something you love!)
- An overall more successful career.
Happy International Translation Day!
International Translation Day 2021 Quote
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There is a saying that when a community or a group of people loses its language, it is more likely to lose its culture too. So to protect languages from different countries and different cultures, International Translation Day has a great contribution. So it is a vital responsibility for everyone to keep the endeavor continues to protect the world by protecting languages. We wish you all the best wishes on the occasion of this important day.