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April 15, 2021

Bloomsday in Bucharest on June 15

The second edition of the “Bloomsday in Bucharest” festival will take place on Saturday, June 15, at 7 PM, in Sf. Anton Square, in Bucharest’s Old Centre (behind Hanul Manuc), a communiqué issued by the Irish Embassy in Romania informs. According to the aforementioned source, the event will be opened by Mr. Ambassador Oliver Grogan, who believes that “Romanian readers are familiar with the works of James Joyce, and we encourage the wide audience to join this cultural event in order to find even more about this renowned Irish writer.” Bloomsday is celebrated the world over, every year, on June 16. This is the day on which the action of James Joyce’s “Ulysses” is set on. The event is named after Leopold Bloom, the main character in “Ulysses.” The novel traces the life and thoughts of Leopold Bloom as well as those of other characters on June 16, 1904. This year Bucharest will join, for the second time, the more than 40 cities marking Bloomsday throughout the world.

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