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General Holiday Letter

A general letter is written by an employee to his/her boss/employer asking permission for leave for a short duration to attend to personal commitments. The applicant can briefly explain about the commitment in hand or politely mention that he/she can not disclose the reasons.

Here are some useful tips for writing general holiday letter:

  1. Begin by writing that you need general leave to attend to personal commitments. Mention duration of leave and date of joining back work.
  2. Briefly explain reasons for asking general leave if possible.
  3. Mention that since it is short leave and you are locally available, you have not handed over your duties to anyone else.
  4. Furnish contact details.
  5. End by requesting permission for leave and thank in anticipation.

General Holiday Letter Sample








Date: _____ (Date on Which Letter is Written)






Subject: Permission for general holiday

Dear Frank,

I am writing this letter to inform you that I will be unable to attend office for two days from 13August to 15August2013 since I need to take care of certain commitments in my home-front after recently shifting into our new accommodation. I will join back work on 16August2013.

It has been three weeks since I shifted but certain issues like transfer of telephone connection, registering change in mailing address at the bank and so on are still left unresolved. I need time off on working days to set them right since these offices have not heeded to my repeated telephonic requests.

Since this is a short leave, I have not handed my work to anyone else. I will be available locally for any urgent work. You can also contact me on my phone number, 4526267546.

I request you to kindly grant me leave for two days and oblige.



Thanking you in anticipation,

Yours sincerely,


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