23 Sep 2021

Celebrating International Translation Day 2021

Join ITI as we are #unitedintranslation.

Each year translators and interpreters celebrate International Translation Day on 30 September, the feast of St. Jerome. This year, after so many months where we have all been forced to keep apart physically, the theme for the day is, very aptly, United in Translation.

From now until 30 September, we are inviting you to share your stories and experiences of all the times you have been united in translation and/or interpreting. Tell us about the times you have united with a client in a common cause to break down barriers to communication or how you have united (in person or face to face) with fellow professionals at events to discuss ideas, work or simply to socialise. Let us know about the times that translation and interpreting has really made a difference by uniting people and cultures.

Post your stories on social media using the assets provided below and the hashtag #unitedintranslation. We will then share as many as we can.

Here are some stories to inspire you.

Download assets to use on social media and on your website.

Although launched back in the 1950s, it was only in 2017 that the UN adopted resolution 71/288 on the role of language professionals in connecting nations and fostering peace, understanding and development, and declared 30 September as International Translation Day.

So often hidden, join in our campaign to promote, not just to our own community but to the population at large, understanding of the vital role played by translators and interpreters in the world.