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June 16, 2009

16 June 1904: Today is Bloomsday–the day on which James Joyce’s novel Ulysses takes place.  The day is named after the primary character, Leopold Bloom, and this particular date was chosen by the author to commemorate the first date he had with his wife.

Across the globe, Joyce devotees celebrate this most quotidian of days with all sorts of festivities–Irish pub crawls, Joyce-themed bike rides or hikes, elaborate staged performance of the massive novel, and day-long readings of the tome–so find a group and join in on the fun!  If nothing else, grab a beverage and toast the life of James Joyce.

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