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Happy New Year or Happy New Year’s?

Should we say β€œπ‡πšπ©π©π² 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫!” or β€œπ‡πšπ©π©π² 𝐍𝐞𝐰 π˜πžπšπ«β€™π™¨Ν‡!”? π€π§π¬π°πžπ«: Always say β€œHappy New Yea𝐫”, with 𝐧𝐨 β€œs”!

Many of us π˜ͺ𝘯𝘀𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘀𝘡𝘭𝘺 say β€œHappy New Year’𝐬!”, because we hear 𝘀𝘰𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘀𝘡 phrases such as: β€œOn New Year’s, I usually spend time with my family” , or β€œWhat are you doing for New Year’s?” These phrases are correct because we are implying either New Year’s πƒπšπ² or New Year’s π„π―πž. We use β€˜π’” here because we’re referring to a specific day, not the whole year 2020.

The following article from πƒπ’πœπ­π’π¨π§πšπ«π².𝐜𝐨𝐦 further explains when to correctly use New Year vs. New Year’s. Many of us use the incorrect phrase, whether English is our first or second language. Check it out!

So, Happy New Yea𝐫! Also, enjoy New Year’𝐬 with your friends and family πŸ™‚

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