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Alaska Day 2018

National and Public Holidays in Alaska, USA State Holiday in Alaska

Alaska Day is celebrated on the first Monday in August in Alaska, USA.
Alaska on a vintage globe via Pixabay

When is Alaska Day?

How long until Alaska Day?
This holiday next takes place in 332 Days.
Dates of
Year Weekday Date
2019 Friday October 18th
2018 Thursday October 18th
2017 Wednesday October 18th
2016 Tuesday October 18th
2015 Monday October 19th
Duration
1 Day
Summary
Marks the official transfer of Alaska from Russia to USA on 18 October 1867

Alaska Day is a regional state holiday observed in Alaska, USA.

Alaska Day is celebrated on 18 October or the nearest weekday.

History of Alaska Day

Alaska day commemorates the anniversary of the formal transfer of the Territory of Alaska from Russia to the United States, which took place on 18 October 1867.

Did you know?

In 1926 13-year-old Native American Bennie Benson from Cognac, Alaska designed the state flag.

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.

Did you know?

The name 'Alaska' comes from a Russian word that means ''mainland'.

The biggest event to mark Alaska Day is the parade in downtown Carson City, the state capital of Alaska.

Alaska day was declared a holiday in 1917 by Alaska's territorial legislature.


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