Seward's Day

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Seward's Day
Observed byAlaskans
SignificanceSigning of the Alaska Purchase treaty
DateLast Monday in March
2018 dateMarch 26  (2018-03-26)
2019 dateMarch 25  (2019-03-25)
2020 dateMarch 30  (2020-03-30)
2021 dateMarch 29  (2021-03-29)
Frequencyannual
Related toAlaska 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.

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  1. ^ "Student Information". State of Alaska. Archived from the original on 2009-02-08. Retrieved 2008-03-12.

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