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FIT poster 2016

FIT Translation Day poster 2016

Friday 30 September, St. Jerome’s Day, marks International Translation Day, which has been promoted by the International Federation of Translators since 1953 and is now celebrated all over the world. The basic aim of the event is to draw attention to the often under-acknowledged translation profession.

The occasion is marked by diverse activities that we can all join in with, depending on time, place and enthusiasm. Here are just a few of Friday’s events in our region:

And if you don’t have time to take part in any of these activities, why not just pause for a moment on Friday? Reflect on the pivotal role of translation down the centuries and in today’s world to help us understand and shape our moment of light in this sliver of life on “a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam, … a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena” (Carl Sagan).

Language is the main instrument of man’s [and woman’s] refusal to accept the world as it is.
George Steiner

Richard Samson

About Richard Samson

I’m a teacher living in Osona, Spain. I'm into tennis, dogs, and chickens. I’m also interested in translation and Moodle (well, digital tools for teaching, in general).
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