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It’s a long standing tradition and has been one of our constitutional rights for decades. Or at least, should’ve been.

After a brief repose in 2012, our God-given right as Americans was given back to us – Seersucker Thursdays. Memorial Day weekend might mark the beginning of summer for everyone else, but National Seersucker Day marks the beginning of summer here in DC… because naturally, we’re going to one-up the rest of this country.

The tradition, originally pioneered in 1996 by former Mississippi Senator Trent Lott, took a little nap from 2012 to 2014 when Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) thankfully brought the party back.

The best part? Beyond being fashionably functional, those seersucker pinstripes reach across the aisle. Senator Bill Cassidy is joined by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to lead the seer-lebration (seer what I did there? Ok enough, I get it).

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) are among many others who have been spotted in seersucker suits in years past.

The tradition has evolved since its Capitol Hill comeback. Participating Senators are invited to take an official photograph on the 2nd floor of the Russell Rotunda at 1:45 pm. Because if you didn’t take a picture (and post it on the Instagram), it didn’t happen.

This puckered print not only provides some serious style throughout the halls of the U.S. Capitol, but it just downright makes people happy. Have you ever seen an angry person in a seersucker suit? I haven’t.

If you come across one, tell them to seersuck it up.

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*Post has been updated to reflect the time and location change of the Official Nat’l Seersucker Day photograph.