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
2017 date March 27  (2017-03-27)
2018 date March 26  (2018-03-26)
2019 date March 25  (2019-03-25)
2020 date March 30  (2020-03-30)
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.


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

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