Happy International Translation Day 2022! We celebrate and recognize today 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 #ITD22.
International Translation Day is celebrated 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 greatly appreciate the importance of translators and interpreters on this day, and we know your passion and effort are carried out on a daily basis throughout the year. We thank you for all that you do to help people globally to understand each other and the world around them.
We wish all a happy International Translation Day 2022!