The action – if that is the right word for such a narrative – of 'Ulysses' takes place on June 16, 1904 and over the years a tradition has evolved of holding Joycean celebrations each year on that date.
Two years ago Latvia saw its first official Bloomsday, as reported by LSM at the time, and after a Covid-enforced hiatus in 2021, this year sees the welcome return of Bloomsday with several events planned.
The Latvian National Library will host an evening Bloomsday conference and the screening of a documentary film about Joyce and Ulysses is planned at the Robert's Books bookshop. Prior to both of those, the most eye-catching event of the day promises to be a Bloomsday bike ride and picnic in period costume.
More information is available at the Bloomsday Latvia website.
16. jūnijā LNB:— ☘️ Bloomsday Latvia ☘️ (@BloomsdayLatvia) May 27, 2022
- 17:45 ekspozīcijas "Uliss: divas simtgades" apmeklējums
- 18:15 saruna par literatūrzinātnieci Tamāru Zālīti (runā dipl. Maira Mora) un jauno "Ulisa" tulkojumu (runā tulk. Ieva Lešinska-Geibere)
+ radoši pārsteigumi :)
On 16 June, join us for the first Bloomsday Bike Ride & Picnic in Riga!🚴♀️🚴♂️🚴♀️🚴♂️🌸🌷🌼 https://t.co/t1Er1G66Ce— Irish Embassy Riga (@IrelandEmbLat) June 10, 2022