JamesJoyceStatueWhat is Bloomsday? This post from the James Joyce Centre has the lowdown:

Bloomsday is a celebration that takes place both in Dublin and around the world. It celebrates Thursday 16 June 1904, which is the day depicted in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses. The day is named after Leopold Bloom, the central character in Ulysses. The novel follows the life and thoughts of Leopold Bloom and a host of other characters – real and fictional – from 8am on 16 June 1904 through to the early hours of the following morning.”

And checkout this fun video that give you a playful take on the festivities.  Makes you want to book a flight to Dublin to “dress up” and help in the celebration.

(The source of ATG Quirkies is John Riley of Gabriel Books)