Alaska State Holidays

Alaska State Holidays include the following dates:

  • March 29, 2021 - Seward's Day (Last Monday in March)
  • October 18, 2021 - Alaska Day - The day that Russia sold Alaska to the United States for $7.2 million

These are in addition to the US Federal Holidays, except that Alaska does not celebrate Columbus Day on October 11, 2021.

Here is a PDF of the 2021 Alaska Holidays from the State of Alaska Government Website!

Local Alaska Observance Days

  • Flood Safety Awareness Week - April 19-25, 2020 (2021 TBA)
  • Tsunami Preparedness Week - March 21-27, 2021
  • Winter Weather Preparedness Week - October 3 - 9, 2021
  • Alaska Employ People with Disabilities Week - October 3-9, 2021
  • Alaska Territorial Guard Day - October 18, 2021

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National Parks in Alaska

  • Denali National Park and Preserve
  • Gates of the Arctic National Park
  • Glacier Bay National Park
  • Katmai National Park and Preserve
  • Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Kobuk Valley National Park
  • Lake Clark National Park

For additional information on National Parks in Alaska, visit the National Park Service.

State Parks in Alaska

There are four State Parks in Alaska.  The State Parks website is a great resource to find detailed information on all of the State Parks as well as the National Parks:

Overview of Alaska

Alaska State Facts and History

  • Alaska became the 49th State on January 3, 1959
  • Alaska State Abbreviation: AK
  • Alaska State Capital:  Juneau
  • Alaska State Amphibian: N/A
  • Alaska State Animal: Moose
  • Alaska State Bird: Willow Ptarmigan
  • Alaska State Butterfly/Insect: Four-spot Skimmer Dragonfly
  • Alaska State Dog: Alaskan Malamute
  • Alaska State Fish: Giant King Salmon
  • Alaska State Flower: Alpine Forget Me Not
  • Alaska State Gemstone: Jade
  • Alaska State Nickname: The Last Frontier
  • Alaska State Nut: N/A
  • Alaska State Reptile: N/A
  • Alaska State Sport: Dog Mushing
  • Alaska State Tree: Sitka Spruce

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