Announce a Holiday Closing — Letter-Writing Tutorial


This is a straightforward announcement that is prompted by either a calendar holiday or by the company declaring a holiday for its employees.


1. Clearly explain the purpose and the dates of the holiday.


  • All company offices will be closed for the New Year's holiday at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 31, and will remain closed until Monday, January 4. Warmest holiday wishes to you all!
  • The fourth of July is on Sunday this year, so we will take our day off on Monday, July 5. Have a great weekend!
  • Congratulations! We exceeded our sales goals for this past year, so a celebration is in order! Each of you will receive a paid holiday on July 24. I understand that personnel are planning a picnic in the park for interested persons.
  • July 24 will be the paid holiday that you earned with your superb sales promotion. Congratulations on a job well done!
  • So families can be together at this special time, John Doe has decided that we will close at 3:00 p.m. on December 23, and that we will be closed all day on December 24. Merry Christmas!


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  • a paid holiday for all
  • all company offices will be closed on
  • all branches will close at
  • because it is necessary for
  • enjoy the long weekend
  • for our retail division to work on
  • in order to celebrate our
  • in celebration of
  • offices will reopen on
  • this is a paid holiday for all
  • to give you time with your loved ones during
  • warmest holiday greetings
  • wish you a happy holiday season
  • have arranged a special
  • will take our day off on
  • will be the paid holiday promised as a
  • will be a paid holiday for
  • will be closing all our offices on
  • have earned this time off

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