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.”
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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