Today is International Translation Day!  Congratulations go out to all our translators and interpreters for the work they perform every day and their language skills that drive business around the globe, providing language access for people who need medical, educational, and social services.

International Translation Day is celebrated every year on 30 September on the feast of St. Jerome.  St. Jerome is the Bible translator who is considered the patron saint of translators.  Since 1953, the celebrations have been promoted by FIT (the International Federation of Translators – www.fit-ift.org ), an international grouping of associations of translators, interpreters and terminologists.  This year’s theme is “Language Rights: Essential to All Human Rights.”

See the official poster at http://www.fit-ift.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Poster_affiche_2014_JK_2.pdf