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International Translation Day

Celebrate International Translation Day by learning a new language or exploring the cultures of others - broaden your horizons and keep learning!
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Celebrate International Translation Day on Sept. 30 and honor the important role translators play in bridging different cultures, communities and languages! The day was created to recognize the contributions of language professionals to global communication. It is a celebration of the many ways that translation helps us bring people closer together and understand each other better. Not only does it help break down barriers between countries, but it also supports economic growth, science and technology development, education, and much more. So join in the festivities and appreciate the value that translations bring to our lives!

History of International Translation Day

International Translation Day Dates

International Translation Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1953</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>FIT Establishment</div><div class='timeline-text'>The International Federation of Translators (FIT), an international group of translators, interpreters, and terminologists, was established.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1987</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Translation Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>FIT introduces International Translation Day to recognize the contribution of translators to society.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1991</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>UN Proclamation</div><div class='timeline-text'>The United Nations declares the year 1991 as the "Year of Languages", emphasizing the importance of translation and languages.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1999</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>UN Resolution</div><div class='timeline-text'>The United Nations passes a resolution to support linguistic diversity and multilingualism, highlighting the importance of translation.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2017</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Official UN Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>The United Nations officially recognizes International Translation Day, acknowledging the role of professional translation in connecting nations.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate International Translation Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a multilingual event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather together friends and family from different countries and backgrounds to celebrate International Translation Day. Ask everyone to bring a dish from their native country, listen to music from different cultures and create a fun atmosphere for everyone.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Learn a new language</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Start learning a new language on International Translation Day. You can find online resources and even apps to help you learn, or connect with native speakers who can help you practice.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Translate a book</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Pick a book that you love and challenge yourself to translate it into another language. It doesn't have to be perfect, but it will help you understand the nuances of translation and how different languages work.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Hire a translator</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Hire an experienced translator to help you with any documents or projects that need translating. It's a great way to support translators around the world and learn more about your own language.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a foreign country</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Plan a trip to a foreign country and immerse yourself in the culture and language. This is an amazing way to learn more about translation and experience different cultures first hand.</p></div></div>

Why International Translation Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>International Translation Day promotes understanding</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>International Translation Day encourages us to recognize the importance of translation as a way of bridging cultural boundaries. By providing access to information in different languages, translation can promote mutual understanding and global collaboration between cultures.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>International Translation Day raises awareness</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By celebrating International Translation Day, we are raising awareness about the significance of language barriers. We can appreciate the work that translators do every day in helping people around the world communicate across geographical, linguistic and cultural borders.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>International Translation Day celebrates diversity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>At its core, International Translation Day is about appreciating our differences and embracing multiculturalism and diversity. It's a reminder that no matter how different our backgrounds may be, we all have something to contribute when it comes to understanding each other better.</p></div></div>

Unearthing 5 International Translation Day Facts

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Feast Day of St. Jerome </h3><p class='facts-content'>International Translation Day coincides with the Feast Day of St. Jerome, who is known as the patron saint of translators because of his work translating the Bible into Latin.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Development of crucial policies</h3><p class='facts-content'>In 2017, on International Translation day, the UN launched a new framework to create language policies that ensure no one is left behind because language services are lacking or absent.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Multilingualism in UN</h3><p class='facts-content'>The United Nations, recognizing the importance of translation and multilingualism, conducts its business in six official languages - Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>A rapidly growing profession</h3><p class='facts-content'>The global translation industry was worth $43.8 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach $66.5 billion by 2022, reflecting the rising demand for translation services.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Advancements in translation technology</h3><p class='facts-content'>Language translation technology, such as machine translation, simultaneous interpretation, and localization technologies, is continuously improving and revolutionizing the translation industry.</p></div></div>

International Translation Day FAQs

When is International Translation Day?

International Translation Day is celebrated on September 30 every year. In 2024 International Translation Day will occur on a Monday.

International Translation Day Dates



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