On September 30th, translators around the world celebrate the day of their patron saint, Jerome, and with it translation itself – a profession as old as humanity. The goal of International Translation Day is to raise awareness of the translation profession.
Translators today are cross-cultural communication specialists and essential business partners; without their expertise, it is difficult to work successfully across borders. The economic impact of translation is also growing. Translators must acquire new skills and new approaches to remain (or, in some cases, become) valued partners in a fast-changing world. It is up to translators – as individuals and as a professional community – to meet these new responsibilities with passion, commitment and rigor. Today no business or professional organization can afford to neglect promotion – and that includes translators. Use International Translation Day to advance the cause!
Text from: http://www.fit-ift.org/
The Finnish International Translation Day takes place in Helsinki in 2018.