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International Translation Day

30 September, 2021

International Translation Day is to pay tribute to the work of language professionals in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development and strengthening world peace and security. Transposition of a literary or scientific work, including technical work, from one language into another language, professional translation, including translation proper, interpretation and terminology, is indispensable to preserving clarity, a positive climate and productiveness in international public discourse and interpersonal communication. The Day marks the feast of St. Jerome, the patron saint of translators, who was an Italian priest who translated most of the Bible into Latin from the Greek manuscripts of the New Testament, and parts of the Hebrew Gospel into Greek. Since 2005, the UN St. Jerome Translation Contest rewards the best translations in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish.

 

It's Official: UN Adopts September 30th as International Translation Day -  Ulatus Translation Blog