With Ulysses free from copyright what better way to celebrate than with Bloomsday, which "is celebrated around the world as the day Leopold Bloom made his 'odyssey' through Dublin in James Joyce’s modernist masterpiece Ulysses." Of course we're talking about June 16th.

More on the festival:

Over the course of two decades, the Rosenbach’s version of Bloomsday has grown from a small gathering of dozens to a weeklong community festival celebrated by thousands of people. These days, the festival culminates on Bloomsday - our largest public program of the year - during which we see people of all ages, from a variety of backgrounds, come together to listen to live readings from the novel and to be inspired by literature.

Everything you need to know about the events can be found here.

Originally Published: June 6th, 2012