Flannel Wednesday is a holiday occurring weekly on Wednesday that commemorates the accomplishment of making it to the middle of the week, a difficult feat after a long weekend. The event was created in October 2011 by undergraduate students Noah Dennis, Gino Grilli, and Ruben Almanza (all of which hailing from the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity). The three men have observed the holiday every week, by wearing flannel shirts throughout the day, finishing the day with a few beers and a recap of the days events.
In recent times the holiday has been participated in by large numbers of students, both in the Greek system and out (GDI). It has become especially popular to celebrate the event by attending happy hour at the Grad, or going to Vito's for $0.99 PBR's.
Origins & Future
The holiday began when it became apparent that an original founder of the event was in the midst of celebrating a birthday on Wednesday. Already wearing flannels the three men decided to go to the nearest park and enjoy some beverages. Flannel Wednesday is just as dynamic as it is unique; since leaving Davis, the founders have gone on to great accolades in renewable energy, venture capital, and international affairs. As they travel to faraway places and celebrate Wednesdays on a weekly basis, they aim to share the Flannel Wednesday tradition and spirit wherever they go and with whomever they meet along the way.