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I know it is a large paragragh , but I have an exam on saturday.
Strictly speaking, the United States ________ (do) not have national holidays (i.e. days where all employees in America ________ (receive) a day free from work and all business is halted). The U.S. Federal government can only recognize national holidays that _________ (pertain) to its own employees; it ________ (be) at the discretion of each state or local jurisdiction to determine official holiday schedules. There _______ (be) eleven such "Federal holidays" -- ten annual and one quadrennial holiday. The annual Federal holidays are widely __________ (observe) by state and local governments; however, they ________ (may) alter the dates of observance or add or subtract holidays according to local custom. Pursuant to the Uniform Holidays Bill of 1968 (________ (take) effect in 1971), some official holidays _______ (be) observed on a Monday, except for New Year's Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. There ______ (be) also U.S. state holidays particular to individual U.S. states.