There are about 6,500 languages in the world and on any given day, we’re bound to come in contact with more than one of them. National Interpreter Appreciation Day on the first Wednesday of May celebrates the experts who connect those who want to communicate but they don’t speak the same language. They also translate for government services, businesses, hospitals, organizations, and more. Interpreters learn many different languages including Spanish, French, Arabic, Mandarin, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, and Sign Language in many different forms.
National Interpreter Appreciation Day encourages us to show our appreciation to the interpreters we know or encounter. Their ability to translate even one language is an awe-inspiring accomplishment. Some interpreters translate several more!
When Is National Interpreter Appreciation Day?
May 5th is National Interpreter Appreciation Day
History Of National Interpreter Appreciation Day
In 2013, Joshua Jones started a Facebook page for Interpreter Appreciation Day as an annual reminder to celebrate the talented and often under pressure professionals who keep the dialogue flowing when two cultures meet.