International Translation Day
On 30 September language practitioners the world over celebrate International Translation Day (ITD). The day was instituted by Unesco upon the suggestion of the International Federation of Translators (FIT: www.fit-ift.org). This particular date was selected as it is the feastday of St Jerome, the patron saint of translators.
International Translation Day offers an opportunity to draw attention to the importance of translators and interpreters in the world. These language practitioners often remain invisible and unacknowledged, yet their work makes a huge contribution to communication and interaction in all sorts of spheres, particularly in today's globalised world.
Each year FIT selects a theme for International Translation Day.
The links below lead you to some further information about International Translation Day.
History of International Translation Day (34991 bytes)
St Jerome (16569 bytes)
SATI media release: ITD 2014 (English) (95965 bytes)
SATI media release: ITD 2014 (Zulu) (103553 bytes)
SATI media release: ITD 2014 (Afrikaans) (155593 bytes)
ITD 2014 communique (38299 bytes)
ITD 2014 poster (403954 bytes)
ITD 2013 communique (249689 bytes)
ITD 2012 communique (164311 bytes)
ITD 2011 communique (49899 bytes)
ITD 2010 press release (14702 bytes)
ITD 2009 press release (9793 bytes)