Seward's Day

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Seward's Day
Observed by Alaskans
Significance Signing of the Alaska Purchase treaty
Date Last Monday in March
2013 date March 25  (2013-03-25)
2014 date March 31  (2014-03-31)
2015 date March 30  (2015-03-30)
2016 date March 28  (2016-03-28)
Frequency annual
Related to Alaska Day

Seward's Day is a legal holiday in the U.S. state of Alaska. It falls on the last Monday in March and commemorates the signing of the Alaska Purchase treaty on March 30, 1867.[1] It is named for then-Secretary of State William H. Seward, who negotiated the purchase from Russia.

It should not be confused with Alaska Day, which marks the formal transfer of control over Alaska from Russia to the United States.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Student Information". State of Alaska. Retrieved 2008-03-12. 

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