Every Year on 30th September, we observe the International Translation Day. This day is celebrated to honor the language professionals and translators all around the world.
The International Translation Day is observed every year on 30th September. The day is celebrated to recognize the efforts of Translators and professionals. The Translators and language professionals play an important role in facilitating dialogue among nations. The translators help in building understanding and cooperation, and strengthening world peace and security.
Theme of The International Translation Day 2022
The theme for the International Translation Day 2022 is “A World Without Barriers.”
History of The International Translation Day
The International Translation Day is celebrated on 30th September, because it is the feast of the Bible translator St. Jerome, who is considered the patron saint of translators. St. Jerome was a priest, and he hailed from North-eastern Italy. He was mostly known for translating Bible into Latin from the Greek manuscripts of the New Testament.
St. Jerome is also known for translating parts of the Hebrew Gospel into Greek. He belonged from Illyrian ancestry and his native tongue was the Illyrian dialect. He was fluent in Greek and Hebrew, which he picked up from his studies and travels. St. Jerome was also fluent in Latin as he learned it school. St. Jerome died near Bethlehem on 30th September 420 AD.
Significance of The International Translation Day
The need for translators became increasingly important as the whole world is moving towards globalization. Language experts support the growth of constructive interpersonal and public conversation. Translators aid in the translation of technical, scientific, and literary works from one language to another, advancing the goal of a better world. They aid in cultural understanding, which fosters respect for one another’s cultures.
Translators and Language experts also aid in accurate terminology, translation, and interpretation, all of which are crucial for maintaining communication between various nations. As the world becomes increasingly linked, the role of translators and linguists will only become more crucial.