NEW DELHI: Every year, International Translation Day is celebrated on 30 September in order to honour professional translators. At the same time, this day is also the feast of St. Jerome, the Bible translator who is considered to be the patron saint of translators.
This day came into being on 17 May 2017, when the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) passed a resolution to declaring 30 September as the International Translation Day.
Moreover, the celebrations of this day are well promoted by International Federation of Translators (IFT), which is a federation formed in 1953.
This day is majorly observed to show solidarity with the worldwide translation community, and also their effort to promote translation as an important profession in the growing era of globalisation.
Every year, a theme is selected revolving around translation, and so, this year’s theme is ‘United in Translation’. This theme focuses primarily on world union with the help of translation.
Therefore, on this day, we must be thankful to the concept of translation and to all the translators who makes it easy for us to know about different kinds of literary texts.