an annual celebration in Dublin on June 16th of the life of James Joyce and, in particular, his novel Ulysses, which is entirely set in Dublin on June 16th, 1904
Word Origin for Bloomsday
C20: after Leopold Bloom, the central character in Ulysses
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Examples from the Web for bloomsday
In Dublin, land of a thousand Joyce walking tours, Bloomsday has come to mean payday.
Plus, to celebrate Bloomsday, how Fifty Shades of Grey is like Ulysses, and librarians who hated Joyce.James Joyce’s Grandson Stephen and Literature’s Most Tyrannical Estate|Gordon Bowker|June 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST