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International Translation Day – “United in Translations“

International Translation Day

30 September is International Translation Day, dedicated to all translators and professional interpreters who work very hard and contribute to breaking down the borders between different countries and spreading culture. Their work can influence relations between other countries and even change the course of history. Interpreters and translators do an incredible job, which deserves to be recognized. And this need led to the birth of International Translation Day.


“United in Translations” is the theme selected for this year in celebration of International Translation Day. The intention is to promote all translation professions that officially recognize the role and importance of translations in connecting different countries and cultures and promoting peace, understanding, and development to be celebrated worldwide!


How was International Translation Day born?

United Nations Headquarters

The history of International Translation Day began in 1953 when it was established by the Federation of International Translators (FIT), but it was only then sealed and officially recognized in 1991 with a desire to honor St. Jerome, the patron saint of translators.  St. Jerome was one of the most prolific Early Christian writers and translators and has been regarded as the patron saint of translators for centuries. And for this reason, FIT chose his feast day, 30 September, as International Translation Day.



Let us celebrate the great contributions and hard work of all the translators and interpreters who work silently and diligently each day, often without any thanks or recognition. They are the heart of this profession that enables the world to communicate and learn from each other to benefit society.


Globalization Partners International (GPI) would like to express our gratitude to all the translators and interpreters working behind the scenes and on the front-line to date and since the COVID-19 pandemic began.


Happy International Translation Day!

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FIT (the Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs/International Federation of Translators)