CETRA Celebrates International Translation Day 2023

Happy International Translation Day 2023! On September 30, we celebrate and recognize the dedication of translators and interpreters worldwide for their contributions to our global society. We encourage you to follow all the activity on your socials using #ITD23.

Please join our global office locations in thanking all the talented and dedicated translators and interpreters worldwide for their hard work and dedication to the language industry. We greatly appreciate the importance of translators and interpreters on this day and throughout the year.

We thank you for all that you do for CETRA, and your dedication to helping people globally to understand each other and the world around them.

International Translation Day is celebrated by many international organizations and individuals within the language community. The International Federation of Translators (FIT) holds an annual poster contest to recognize this special day. This year’s theme is “Translation unveils the many faces of humanity,” and the poster recognizes the many faces and stories made visible through translation.

International Translation Day is celebrated annually on September 30, which is the feast day of St. Jerome, the Bible translator who is considered the patron saint of translators. St. Jerome, also known as Jerome of Stridon, was a Christian priest, confessor, theologian, and historian. He was born at Stridon, a village near Emona on the border of Dalmatia and Pannonia. St. Jerome is best known for his translation of the Bible into Latin (the translation that became known as the Vulgate).

In 2017 a historical milestone was achieved for all professional translators, interpreters, and terminologists, with the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopting Resolution A/RES/71/288, recognizing the role of professional translation in connecting nations, and fostering peace, understanding and development. In the same resolution, the United Nations General Assembly declared September 30 to be UN International Translation Day, celebrated across the entire UN network.

We wish all a happy International Translation Day 2023!