On Monday, President Obama issued an official statement in celebration of Eid al-Adha, which celebrates the Muslim prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his first-born son Ismail, upon Allah's orders.
The statement reads:
Michelle and I extend our best wishes for a joyous Eid al-Adha to Muslims around the world and congratulate those performing the Hajj this year. As our Muslim neighbors and friends gather for Eid celebrations, Muslim Americans are among the more than three million pilgrims joining one of the world’s largest and most diverse gatherings, which serves as a reminder of the shared roots of the world’s Abrahamic faiths.
To commemorate Eid al-Adha, Muslims around the world are joining other faith communities in offering their assistance to those suffering from hunger, disease, and conflict. Their service is a powerful example of the positive role that faith can play in motivating communities to work together to address shared challenges.
On behalf of the American people, we extend our warmest greetings during this Hajj season. Eid Mubarak and Hajj Mabrour.
The Obama's warm greeting "to Muslims around the world" is even posted on a portion of the official White House website which is still, somehow operational.
'We the People' allows folks to create petitions on issues they feel are important. The petitions are (supposedly) eligible for presidential review if a certain number of signatures are received.
Shortly after Obama's re-election, petitions from all 50 states were started on the site, asking for the right to secede from the union.
However, it would appear that while open-air war memorials and national parks have been closed, Muslim holidays are exempt from government shutdowns.