Happy New Year’s Day
Happy New Year – 2015!
May your new year be filled with joy and blessings. May you be comforted in any sadness.
Did you stop and think about using an apostrophe for this New Year’s Day?
Apostrophes on holidays can be confusing. Some holidays use them; some do not.
If you say “Happy New Year,” don’t worry about an apostrophe. You don’t need one.
But if a noun follows “New Year,” use an apostrophe:
- New Year’s Day
- New Year’s Eve
- New Year’s presents
- New Year’s wishes
- New Year’s parades
- New Year’s fireworks
- New Year’s celebrations
Other holidays that use apostrophes:
- Valentine’s Day
- Saint Patrick’s Day
- Mother’s Day
- Father’s Day.
If you have a holiday with plurals, remember to put the apostrophe after the s.
- Presidents’ Day
- April Fools’ Day
Tricks and Traps on holiday apostrophes: some holidays do not have an apostrophe:
- Veterans Day
- Armed Forces Day
- United Nations Day
And now that you have rested up from your New Year’s Eve celebrations, what do you have planned for New Year’s Day?