International Translation day is celebrated every year on the 30th September.
The 30th September is the feast of St. Jerome, the Bible translator who is considered the patron saint of translators, interpreters and librarians. The day celebrates and promotes translation as an essential activity in contemporary society. Translation services have become more popular over recent years as each country finds itself dealing with a multicultural society.
Each year the celebration has a theme. The theme for 2009 is “Working together” and as the International Federation of Translators explains it presents an opportunity to “take a fresh look at why and how it pays to join forces.” K International, a UK based translation services company, is always looking for new and exciting ideas to improve its services and join forces with other individuals and companies in its field to improve client services.
The event is promoted by IFT (the International Federation of Translators) and has been since 1953! In 1991 the IFT officially launched the celebration as a show of solidarity of the world wide translation community and in an effort to promote the translation industry.