Monday, June 15, 2009

Happy Bloomsday!

Technically it's not Bloomsday in Ireland yet, but it is here in Australia so I thought I'd share!

From Wiki:

Bloomsday is a commemoration observed annually on 16 June in Dublin, Ireland and elsewhere to celebrate the life of Irish writer James Joyce and relive the events in his novel Ulysses, all of which took place on the same day in Dublin in 1904. The name derives from Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of Ulysses, and 16 June was the date of Joyce's first outing with his wife-to-be, Nora Barnacle, when they walked to the Dublin village of Ringsend.


Emily Cross said...

How bad is it that i didn't know what bloomsday is? aw i bring shame on my country! lol .