On 30th of September each year, the world comes together to celebrate International Translation Day, a day dedicated to recognizing the invaluable contributions of translators and interpreters in bridging language barriers and fostering cross-cultural understanding. At Express Language Solutions, we join in this global celebration with immense pride and gratitude for the incredible work done by our team of dedicated language professionals.
The Significance of International Translation Day
International Translation Day, also known as ITD, has a rich history dating back to 1953 when it was first promoted by the International Federation of Translators (FIT). This date was chosen to coincide with the feast day of Saint Jerome, a patron saint of translators renowned for translating the Bible into Latin. It serves as a reminder of the vital role translation plays in preserving and disseminating knowledge across generations and cultures. 30th of September was officially declared as International Translation Day by the UN General Assembly on 24 May 2017 through its resolution 71/288.
Why Translation Matters
In our increasingly interconnected world, translation and interpreting services are more crucial than ever before. Here are a few reasons why translation matters:
- Cultural Exchange: Translation facilitates the exchange of ideas, literature, and culture between different parts of the world, fostering mutual understanding and appreciation.
- Business Growth: Translation allows businesses to expand into global markets, reach wider audiences, and engage with customers in their native languages.
- Global Collaboration: In fields like science, medicine, and diplomacy, accurate translation is essential for international collaboration and progress.
- Access to Information: Translation ensures that people from diverse linguistic backgrounds can access important information, from legal documents to healthcare resources.
- Preservation of Heritage: Translators play a vital role in preserving and translating historical documents, literature, and cultural heritage for future generations.
Our Commitment to Excellence: At Express Language Solutions, we take this opportunity to reflect on the incredible journey we’ve had over the years. For 15 years, we have been dedicated to providing high-quality translation and interpreting services to individuals, businesses, and organizations across the globe. Our commitment to excellence is unwavering, and our team of talented linguists continues to deliver accurate and culturally sensitive translations that bridge linguistic gaps.
How We Celebrate International Translation Day: As we celebrate International Translation Day, we take a moment to express our gratitude to our team of skilled professionals who work tirelessly to break down language barriers every day. Here are some of the ways we celebrate this special day:
- Acknowledging Our Team: We recognize the hard work and dedication of our translators and interpreters through various appreciation initiatives, including awards and recognition.
- Professional Development: We invest in the continuous professional development of our team, ensuring they stay updated with the latest linguistic trends and tools.
- Community Engagement: We actively engage with our local and global communities, participating in events and initiatives that promote linguistic and cultural diversity.
- Client Appreciation: We extend our gratitude to our clients, without whom our journey would not be possible. Special offers and discounts are just one way we say thank you.
International Translation Day is a day to celebrate the power of language, the dedication of translators and interpreters, and the role they play in making the world a smaller, more connected place. At Express Language Solutions, we are proud to be part of this global celebration and remain committed to our mission of bridging cultures and connecting worlds through the art of translation. We look forward to many more years of serving our clients and contributing to a world where language is no longer a barrier but a bridge to understanding and unity.
Happy International Translation Day!