Executive Order 5238—Christmas, 1929
It is hereby ordered that the several executive departments and independent Government establishments in the District of Columbia, including the Government Printing Office and the Navy Yard and Stations, be closed on Tuesday, December 24, 1929, and all clerks and other employees in the Federal service in the District of Columbia, except those who may for special public reasons be excepted from the provisions of this order, or those whose absence from duty would be inconsistent with the provisions of existing law, are hereby excused from duty on that day.
This order is not to be deemed as establishing a precedent.
The White House,
December 12, 1929.
Herbert Hoover, Executive Order 5238—Christmas, 1929 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/360931