| June 16, 1904 Bloomsday |
"the day on which James Joyce's masterpiece Ulysses is set"
CESMA - Cooperativa de Estudantes de Santa Maria
Ponto de Cinema Bar - Here Comes Everybody
and Aguinaldo Medici Severino (chairman)
invite you to Bloomsday Santa Maria 2013
Since 1994, literally, a party
June 16th has been celebrated around the world since James Joyce's Ulysses, the world's most highly acclaimed modern novel, was first published in 1922. Ulysses is a hugely satisfying book because it embraces all of life and the complexity of life as experienced by everyone. "Bloomsday", as it is now known, is a literary party that celebrates the day in 1904 on which Ulysses is set and the principal characters Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus took their epic journeys through Dublin, Ireland. June 16th has become a traditional celebration for Joyce enthusiasts all over the world. For Joyce, the special significance of 16 June 1904 was that on that date he and his future wife Nora Barnacle had their first rendezvous. In many cities, attempts are made to read the entire book out loud. In Dublin, tourists dress up and retrace the routes of Joyce's characters. The celebrations and festivities also include staged re-enactments and street-side improvisations of scenes from the story. Everywhere, alcohol is consumed in quantity.
Keep in touch. Bloomsday is comming.
 february 05, 2013 - "useful links" page is ok - links
 february 05, 2013 - "old bloomsday photos" page is ok - picasaweb.google.com/117647059130863371791
 february 04, 2013 - "old flyers" [1994-2013] page is ok - picasaweb.google.com/117647059130863371791/FlyersSince1994
 february 02, 2013 - Happy 131st birthday Mr. Joyce.
 february 01, 2013 - The Bloomsday Santa Maria's new homepage is on.