In a city like London, employers will find staff members from different national back grounds. Each of these different cultural and national heritages will have their own festivals of varying significance. For example, an employee from who is ethnically Indian might ask for a leave during the Diwali festival. A worker from China, might ask for some days off to attend the Chinese New Years activities. Of course festivals are not just foreign affairs and British workers may ask for leaves during St. Georges Day. In all these instances, the employee should first submit a formal festival leave letter before they are offered the days off. In the letter they should provide all the details along with a work coverage plan.
(Boss's Full Name)
(Employee job title)
I would like to request (number of days or weeks leave required) off to attend the (name of festival) festival taking place in Chicago. As I mentioned to you earlier today, the festival is an important event in our religious calendar and it would mean a lot to me to spend that time with my family. I request that my leave be assigned from (Dates needed off to attend festival).
In my absence I recommend that (Name of co-worker) be assigned the task of performance reviews. I have spoken with him about the remaining employees that still need appraisals. He can contact me during office hours on my cell phone or by email.
(Subject of Letter)
Dear Mr(Manager's last name with honorary),
As we discussed yesterday, I would like to ask permission for a (Length of leave in days or weeks) leave to attend the (Name of festival) festival from (Dates of leave). I will be back in the office on (Return date).
As you know, my family from Mexico is visiting me this month and the festival will be the few chances I get to spend time with them while they are in the city.
I will complete the (Project or task name) proposal before I head out on my break. If there are any questions, I can be reached on my cell phone.
Thanks and regards,
(Employee's full name)