Executive Order 5763—Christmas, 1931
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 Saturday, December 26, 1931, 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.
The White House,
December 22, 1931.
Herbert Hoover, Executive Order 5763—Christmas, 1931 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/361327