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World Translation Day

30 Sep 2019  Mon

International Translation Day is observed on 30 September every year to raise awareness about the translation profession and to pay tribute to the work of language professionals. It helps in promoting cultural heritage and mutual respect in our changing world.

According to the UN, International Translation Day plays an important role in bringing nations together, contributing to the development and strengthening world peace and security. This day provides a great opportunity to spotlight the important work of translators, interpreters, and others in the language service industry.

The theme of International Translation Day 2019 is "Translation and Indigenous Languages". It focuses on the indigenous languages that are in danger of disappearing. As it is important to preserve and protect the languages of millions of indigenous people around the world. Languages for indigenous people are an integral part of their culture.

On 5th May 2006, Sri Lanka Post issued a stamp worth 5 Sri Lankan Rupee to commemorate 2550 years of Buddhist Era. The stamp celebrates Translation of Tripitaka into Sinhala. The stamp depicts the Buddhist Monks busy in translating work along with the Buddhajayanti Vihara at Colombo.

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