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Bloomsday 2011: Bloomsday Around The World (PHOTOS)


First Posted: 06/16/11 09:44 AM ET Updated: 08/16/11 06:12 AM ET

Every year on June 16th, James Joyce lovers celebrate Bloomsday to commemorate his modernist masterpiece "Ulysses." "Ulysses" chronicles a day, June 16, 1904, in the lives of Leopold Bloom, Molly Bloom and Stephen Dedalus.

"Ulysses" fans around the world spend this special day honoring both the novel and Joyce in many different ways. From Dublin to New York City, we have catalogued some of the more interesting things people do on June 16th.

How do YOU celebrate Bloomsday?

Let us know in the comments!

Sandycove, Dublin
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Each year, June 16th means the celebration of Bloomsday in Dublin. James Joyce's masterpiece "Ulysses" follows Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus as they wander the city on June 16th, 1904. Inhabitants and enthusiasts celebrate the occasion by dressing up in old fashioned clothing and touring the locations of the book, reciting literature and attending events. Here, women walk along the water at Sandycove, where Stephen has some of his most philosophical musings.
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