International Translation Day 2017 observed globally

Sep 30, 2017 09:54 IST

30 September: International Translation Day

The International Translation Day was observed for the first time on 30 September 2017.

The Day was celebrated with an aim to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, contributes to the development and strengthens world peace and security.

The Day also recognises transposition of a literary or scientific work from one language into another language as indispensable to preserve clarity, climate and productiveness in international public communication.

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Background
The United Nations General Assembly on 24 May 2017 adopted resolution 71/288 to proclaim  30 September as International Translation Day after considering the role of language professionals in connecting nations and fostering peace, understanding and development.

The date 30 September was chosen for the International Translation Day as 30 September celebrates the feast of St Jerome, the Bible translator who is considered as the patron saint of translators.

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