International Translation Day is celebrated every year on 30 September. This day was chose as it coincides with the feast day of St. Jerome, the Bible translator and patron saint of translators.
It was initially set up in 1953 and the worldwide celebrations have been promoted by the International Federation of Translators.
In 1991 FIT launched the idea of an officially recognised International Translation Day to show solidarity of the worldwide translation community in an effort to promote the translation profession in different countries. It’s an opportunity to display pride in a profession that is becoming increasingly essential as people of so many backgrounds and languages are increasingly in contact.