Seward's Day


Seward's Day

Infobox Holiday
holiday_name = Seward's Day
type = Historical
longtype =


caption =
official_name =
nickname =
observedby = Alaskans
begins =
ends =
date = Last Monday in March
date2008 = March 31, 2008
date2009 = March 30, 2009
significance = Signing of the Alaska Purchase treaty
celebrations =
observances =
relatedto = 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. [cite web | title = Student Information | url = http://www.dced.state.ak.us/oed/student_info/student.htm | accessdate = 2008-03-12 | publisher = State of Alaska] 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

ee also

* Alaska purchase
* Alaska Day


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