Bloom Day in Ireland (16/06)

Thursday, June 16, 1904 has gone down in literary history as Bloomsday. On this day, the action of the novel by the Irish writer James Joyce "Ulysses" (James Joyce, Ulysses), and the name of the holiday is in honor of the protagonist of the novel - the Dublin Jew Leopold Bloom.

It is believed that on this day, June 16, 1904, the first meeting between Joyce and his future wife Nora Barnacle took place, in connection with which the writer decided to immortalize this day in his work.

1904 was the year Joyce left his homeland. He moved to the European continent, taking Ireland not yet in manuscript, but in his heart. And, in fact, from that moment on, everything written by him will become one big memory.