Ireland Is Celebrating W.B. Yeats’ 150th Birthday All Year Long!

Ireland Is Celebrating W.B. Yeats’ 150th Birthday All Year Long!

It’s common to celebrate literary figures on special days, and sometimes with week-long events. But what about a year? That’s what Ireland is doing to honor their greatest poet, William Butler Yeats. Over the course of 2015, the nation will be celebrating “Yeats 2015” – a yearlong literary festival in honor of the author. The event was made possible, in part, by a contribution of more than $500,000 from the Irish government. The reason for the celebration is Yeats’ 150th birthday. Because of that, there will be a total of 150 different events over the course of the year. The slate of …