International Translation Day is September 30 as designated by the United Nations to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development and strengthening world peace and security.
International Translation Day is celebrated on the feast day of St. Jerome, the patron saint of translators. Though the date was chosen for religious reasons, it is not specifically connected to any religion. This is a day to celebrate translators, who work to help people from different parts of the world communicate with each other. In our modern world of global connection translators are absolutely essential.