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  • proper n. An annual celebration (on 16 June, in Dublin and elsewhere) of the life of Irish writer James Joyce and the events depicted in his novel Ulysses.


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Leopold Bloom, protagonist of Ulysses, 's, and day.


  • Perhaps I should say: I have never deliberately taken part in Bloomsday, though I – like everyone and everything else – could be said to participate tangentially.

    June « 2009 « Sentence first

  • Bloomsday is a commemoration observed annually on 16 June in Dublin 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.

    June 2007

  • Bloomsday is not about the book, I think, but more about indulging our empathetic impulse.

    For Blooms-Boxing-Day

  • Bloomsday is not really a celebration of the text -- it is an attempt to identify AS (not with) the author.

    For Blooms-Boxing-Day

  • Bloomsday is an odd anachronism, a celebration of an author and his text as such, during an era in which the very idea that author or text exists is out of vogue.

    For Blooms-Boxing-Day

  • She coined the term Bloomsday to describe the day on which the novel is set.

    International Herald Tribune - World News, Analysis, and Global Opinions

  • 'Bloomsday' - because of a picture of Buck Mulligan's stately, plump cartoon penis.


  • Every year Joyce enthusiasts gather to celebrate "Bloomsday" - now expanded into a week-long festival.

    New Statesman

  • And I can hear you now: Oh, that’s nice Miette, but Bloomsday is about Ulysses.

    Araby | Miette's Bedtime Story Podcast

  • James Joyce's Ulysses, which recounts one man's experience on June 16, 1904, is traditionally read out loud every year on that day's anniversary, known as "Bloomsday."

    Oral readings help college students comprehend difficult texts


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  • sounds neato. I've never actually read any Joyce stuff.

    June 8, 2016

  • Bloomsday is a world-wide celebration held on June 16th every year by fans of the Irish writer James Joyce. Joyce's masterpiece Ulysses recounts the hour-by-hour events of June 16, 1904 as Leopold Bloom wends his way odyssey-like through Dyblin's urban landscape and into literary history.

    May 11, 2010