This is the theme chosen by the International Federation of Translators (FIT) to mark International Translation Day this year. This is traditionally celebrated on 30 September, the feast of Saint Jerome — the patron saint of translators.

The European Day of Languages is an initiative of the Council of Europe that is celebrated every year on 26 September. It was launched in 2001 to promote language learning and to preserve the linguistic richness of our continent. As part of this initiative, a whole series of events will take place across Europe in the days and weeks to come.