National Seersucker Day celebrated June 7

National Seersucker Day celebrated June 7
Source: Sen. Cassidy's office
Source: Sen. Cassidy's office
Source: Sen. Cassidy's office
Source: Sen. Cassidy's office

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - National Seersucker Day is June 7, and lawmakers gathered to take an official photo to celebrate.

The seersucker suit was created in Louisiana by Joseph Haspel and today, is worn all across the country. National Seersucker Day celebrates the tradition and the Louisiana-born product.

"It is a bipartisan tradition, celebrating an American tradition, an American tradition that started in New Orleans," said Cassidy, "Anyone who's been in New Orleans in July and August can understand why you would like to have a lightweight summer suit."

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Former Senator Trent Lott, R-Mississippi, first brought National Seersucker Day to Congress in 1996. The tradition of celebrating the day was briefly disrupted in 2012 until Senator Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, reintroduced the day in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014.

Baton Rouge General also recognized National Seersucker Day. Just a few hours into the day, Kui and Zhen Chen welcomed their new baby boy into the world at the hospital's birth center. Weighing 7 lbs 11 oz, Lawrence is the Chens' second son. The whole family is doing great.

Employees at the hospital also sported seersucker in honor of the day.

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