23rd June. Bloomsday

Today is Bloomsday! What the hell is that I hear you say. It’s a celebration of James Joyce’s novel Ulysses and the main character named Leopold Bloom. Set on June 16, 1904, one of the greatest novels of the last century, it is a monument to the lowliest of sex acts, which perhaps reminds us of the truths about the human race and the obscene aspects of it. Of course, it was banned by just about everyone, but just as ‘Shades of Grey’, the want for scandal secured its success! Celebrated now, especially in Ireland, the festival held in Dublin, has two weeks of events ranging from lectures, readings, and walking tours in and out of pubs, in which participants dress like their favourite characters!