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When is Seward's Day in 2024?

Seward's Day in 2024 is on the Monday, 25th of Mar (3/25/2024).

Seward's Day is on the 85th day of 2024. There are 281 days left in the year.

Seward's Day Facts

  • Date: Mar 25, 2024
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  • Celebrations: Celebrations; attend special history programs
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Seward Day is a special holiday in Alaska to celebrate the US purchase of Alaska from the Russians in 1867. However, the day should not be confused with Alaska Day, which commemorates Alaska's formal transfer from the Russian to the Americans.

What is Seward Day?

Originally, Alaska was part of Russia. However, the narrative changed in 1867 when the then secretary of the United States, William Henry Seward, signed a treaty to buy Alaska for $7.2 million. Many considered it a waste of money and the land useless. The opinions changed in 1897 when gold was discovered in the area and attracted many investors to Alaska. Seward Day was therefore declared a holiday to commemorate the purchase of the Alaska area from the Russians.

When is Seward Day?

Seward Day is marked on the last Monday of March to coincide with the time back in 1867 when the US purchased Alaska.

Is Seward Day a public holiday?

Seward Day is exclusive to Alaska, where it is marked as a state holiday. It is, therefore, a day off to the general population. If Seward Holiday falls on a weekend, it is moved to the nearest weekday.

What is open or closed on Seward Day?

The government offices, post offices, organizations, libraries, and most courts and businesses in Alaska remain closed. Some public schools tend to open, but schools finish early. If you plan to travel on Seward Day, check with the local transport authorities since the timetable tends to change.

Things to do on Seward Day

Seward Day is a day off to the general population in Alaska. Most celebrations are usually centralized in Anchorage, Seward, and Sitka.

Some towns organize special history programs aimed at teaching residents about the state of Alaska. There are also storytelling events for both adults and children. Here, you are assured of learning a lot about Alaska and how it has become the state it is today.

As a student, take the opportunity to learn the much that you can about William Seward's life. Most schools provide students the chance to write essays and class discussions about Seward's achievements and contributions to Alaska.

Seward's Day Observances

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  • Mar 30, 2020
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  • Mar 29, 2021
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  • Mar 28, 2022
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  • Mar 27, 2023
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  • Mar 25, 2024

List of State Holidays of Alaska in 2024

MondayMonJan 01, 2024Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 15, 2024Jan 15MLK Jr.'s Birthday
MondayMonFeb 19, 2024Feb 19Presidents' Day
MondayMonMar 25, 2024Mar 25Seward's Day
MondayMonMay 27, 2024May 27Memorial Day
ThursdayThuJul 04, 2024Jul 04Independence Day (observed)
MondayMonSep 02, 2024Sep 02Labor Day
FridayFriOct 18, 2024Oct 18Alaska Day
MondayMonNov 11, 2024Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 28, 2024Nov 28Thanksgiving Day
WednesdayWedDec 25, 2024Dec 25Christmas

List of Popular Celebration Days of United States in 2024

FridayFriJan 12, 2024Jan 12National Pharmacists Day
FridayFriJan 19, 2024Jan 19National Popcorn Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02Groundhog Day
FridayFriFeb 02, 2024Feb 02National Wear Red Day
WednesdayWedFeb 07, 2024Feb 07National Signing Day
FridayFriFeb 09, 2024Feb 09National Pizza Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13Galentine's Day
TuesdayTueFeb 13, 2024Feb 13National Pancake Day
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2024Feb 14Valentine's Day
ThursdayThuFeb 15, 2024Feb 15National Bagel Day
SundaySunFeb 18, 2024Feb 18National Drink Wine Day
ThursdayThuFeb 22, 2024Feb 22National Margarita Day
ThursdayThuFeb 29, 2024Feb 29Leap Day
FridayFriMar 01, 2024Mar 01National Employee Appreciation Day
ThursdayThuMar 07, 2024Mar 07National Cereal Day
SundaySunMar 10, 2024Mar 10Daylight savings
MondayMonMar 11, 2024Mar 11National Napping Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Walkout Day
ThursdayThuMar 14, 2024Mar 14National Pi Day
WednesdayWedMar 20, 2024Mar 20National Proposal Day
SaturdaySatMar 23, 2024Mar 23National Puppy Day
SaturdaySatMar 30, 2024Mar 30National Doctor Day
WednesdayWedApr 03, 2024Apr 03National Walking Day
ThursdayThuApr 04, 2024Apr 04National Burrito Day
SundaySunApr 07, 2024Apr 07National Beer Day
ThursdayThuApr 11, 2024Apr 11National Pet Day
FridayFriApr 12, 2024Apr 12National Grilled Cheese Day
ThursdayThuMay 02, 2024May 02National Day Of Prayer
SundaySunMay 12, 2024May 12Mother's Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Towel Day
SaturdaySatMay 25, 2024May 25National Wine Day
FridayFriJun 07, 2024Jun 07National Donut Day
SaturdaySatJun 08, 2024Jun 08National Best Friends Day
SundaySunJun 16, 2024Jun 16Father's Day
FridayFriJun 21, 2024Jun 21National Selfie Day
SaturdaySatJun 22, 2024Jun 22National Kissing Day
SaturdaySatJul 13, 2024Jul 13National French Fry Day
SundaySunJul 14, 2024Jul 14National Nude Day
WednesdayWedJul 17, 2024Jul 17National Hot Dog Day
SundaySunJul 21, 2024Jul 21National Ice Cream Day
TuesdayTueJul 23, 2024Jul 23Amazon Prime Day
WednesdayWedJul 24, 2024Jul 24National Tequila Day
MondayMonJul 29, 2024Jul 29National Chicken Wing Day
ThursdayThuAug 01, 2024Aug 01National Girlfriends Day
SundaySunAug 04, 2024Aug 04National Sister Day
WednesdayWedSep 18, 2024Sep 18National Cheeseburger Day
ThursdayThuOct 03, 2024Oct 03National Boyfriends Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Vodka Day
FridayFriOct 04, 2024Oct 04National Taco Day
WednesdayWedOct 09, 2024Oct 09Leif Erikson Day
SaturdaySatOct 19, 2024Oct 19Sweetest Day
TuesdayTueOct 29, 2024Oct 29National Cat Day
ThursdayThuOct 31, 2024Oct 31Halloween
SundaySunNov 03, 2024Nov 03National Sandwich Day
FridayFriNov 29, 2024Nov 29Black Friday
MondayMonDec 02, 2024Dec 02Cyber Monday
SaturdaySatDec 07, 2024Dec 07Candle Day
MondayMonDec 09, 2024Dec 09National Pastry Day
FridayFriDec 20, 2024Dec 20National Ugly Sweater day