International Translation Day is an annual observance that aims to bring attention to the essential role language professionals play in global communication and the preservation of linguistic diversity. From fostering understanding between cultures to enhancing access to education and information, these experts contribute significantly to the spread of knowledge and ideas. Additionally, translation and interpretation are key to many industries, such as tourism, diplomacy, and international trade.
This special day was established in 1953 by the International Federation of Translators (FIT) and has since been observed worldwide. For Australians, International Translation Day carries added significance as the nation is home to more than 300 linguistic groups, highlighting the need for translation and interpretation services in bridging communication gaps. In 2017, the United Nations General Assembly officially recognised the observance and further underscored the essential role of language professionals in the global exchange of information.
International Translation Day is observed in Australia through various events and activities that celebrate the contributions of translators and interpreters. Educational institutions, as well as professional associations like the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI), recognise the day by engaging in workshops, seminars, and conferences aimed at raising awareness and promoting the profession. International Translation Day occurs annually on September 30th, coinciding with the feast day of St. Jerome, the patron saint of translators, who was known for his translation of the Bible into Latin in the 4th century.
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