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OFFICIAL STATE HOLIDAYS

Seward’s Day On the last Monday in March, Alaskans honor the secretary of state, William H. Seward, who negotiated the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867.

Alaska Day On October 18, Alaskans remember the formal transfer of the territory and the raising of the US flag at Sitka in 1867.