Alaska Day is an official state holiday so state government offices, the Alaska court system, state library, schools ( closed for students), and many businesses are closed . Employees are entitled to take a day off during this holiday. When the holiday falls on a Saturday it is observed on the Friday before.
Alaska’s territorial legislature declared Alaska Day a holiday in 1917. It is a paid holiday for state employees. The official celebration is held in Sitka, where schools release students early, many businesses close for the day , and events such as a parade and reenactment of the flag raising are held.
Public Life Seward’s Day is a public holiday in Alaska so government offices , post offices , as well as many courts and libraries, are closed. Many public schools are open but some schools finish early for the day and many businesses are closed.
Australia Day The national day of Australia is celebrated every Jan 26.
The looming U.S. Civil War delayed the sale, but after the war, Secretary of State William Seward quickly took up a renewed Russian offer and on March 30, 1867, agreed to a proposal from Russian Minister in Washington, Edouard de Stoeckl, to purchase Alaska for $7.2 million .
January 3, 1959
How long until Seward’s Day ? A legal state holiday observed in Alaska, USA. It is celebrated on the last Monday in March and commemorates the commemorates the signing of the the Alaska Purchase treaty on March 30th 1867.
The purchase of Alaska was called Seward’s Folly because it was considered to have been a mistake. The U.S. Secretary of State at the time, William H. Seward , arranged the deal for the United States to purchase Alaska from Russia. The sale was conducted for only $7 million dollars.
As Alaska Day is a paid holiday for all state employees, all state, county and city government offices will close, along with most schools and libraries. Private businesses can close at their discretion. The US Post Office will be open as will most banks and public transport will operate on nearly normal schedules.