Happy Bloomsday!

by thiszine

Today, June 16, is Bloomsday. Celebrated around the world, Bloomsday hails from James Joyce’s novel Ulysses, which follows the life of Leopold Bloom during a single day (June 16) in Dublin. Bloomsday activities typically include staged readings of Joyce’s novel, celebrations at (where else?) pubs and, in Dublin, a reenactment of Ulysses performed city-wide. Celebrations get creative, too. The New York Times reports Tablet, an online magazine of Jewish news and culture, is holding “The Bloom in Bloomsday,” a celebration of “James Joyce’s favorite Jew” while The New Yiddish Repertory Theatre will perform some bits of Joyce’s novel in Yiddish.

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