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Every year, translators, interpreters, and terminologists celebrate International Translation Day on September 30. The day also marks the feast of St. Jerome, the translator of the Bible, who is considered the patron saint of translators. St. Jerome was a priest in northeastern Italy, best known for his translation of the Bible from Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic into Latin.
International Translation Day is seen as an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of foreign language professionals, who play an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding, and cooperation, contributing to the development and strengthening of world peace and security.
The work of translators is seen as becoming increasingly important due to opportunities for international travel and the globalization of commercial markets.
Languages, with a strong implication for identity, communication, social integration, education, and development, are of strategic importance to people and the planet.
The event is marked by a series of dedicated events, seminars, and symposiums around the world. This year, International Translation Day is celebrated together, but keeping a safe distance. Together we will overcome future challenges.
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