National Seersucker Day is June 13

Sen. Cassidy and other lawmakers celebrate Seersucker Day

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - National Seersucker Day is June 13, and Senator Bill Cassidy is inviting citizens to wear their best seersucker attire Thursday.

“It is a bipartisan tradition, celebrating an American tradition that started in New Orleans,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Wearing a seersucker suit makes a summer stroll outside enjoyable no matter how warm.”

U.S. Senators, Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Shelley Moore-Capito (R-WV), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Doug Jones (D-AL), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), John Kennedy (R-LA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) took official photos in celebration of National Seersucker Day
U.S. Senators, Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Shelley Moore-Capito (R-WV), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Doug Jones (D-AL), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), John Kennedy (R-LA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) took official photos in celebration of National Seersucker Day (Source: Office of Sen. Bill Cassidy)

Seersucker suits were first popularized in the early 1900s by New Orleans businessman, Joseph Haspel. Former Mississippi Senator Trent Lott brought Seersucker Thursday to Congress in 1996. After going unobserved in 2012 and 2013, Sen. Cassidy revived the tradition in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014 and, with the help of Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., has continued it ever since.

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