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The US does not have any national holidays in the sense of special days on which all employees refrain from work. There are federal holidays on which all federal employees are excused from work or else are paid extra for working if they are in essential jobs. These federal holidays are set by federal law passed by Congress.

I think the President could issue an executive order to close federal offices due to lack of funds or some other emergency situation.

The President can also declare special days of observance for various reasons such as a day of prayer, but people are free to ignore them if they wish.

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