National Day of Mourning for President George H. W. Bush – Federal Government Closure
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
As the United States mourns the loss of President George H. W. Bush, President Trump has taken official action to allow Federal employees to join their fellow citizens in remembering our forty-first President of the United States.
The President has issued an Executive Order to close Federal offices and excuse all Federal employees from duty for the scheduled workday on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, except those who, in the judgment of the head of the agency, cannot be excused for reasons of national security, defense, or other essential public business.
The embassy will be closed for normal business on December 5, 2018. For duty purposes, the Department is treating Wednesday, December 5, 2018, as a federal holiday.