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    #1

    Need an article with special occasions?

    Do we need to add 'article a' to special events in calendar?

    a happy new year
    a merry christmas

    Is it correct, article+adjective+day/month/year?

    But why people say 'happy new year' without an 'A'? Is it acceptable?

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    #2

    Re: Need an article with special occasions?

    Quote Originally Posted by sebayanpendam View Post
    But why people say 'happy new year' without an 'A'? Is it acceptable?
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    If "Happy New Year" is used as a greeting, you don't need to add an article.

    - Happy New Year!
    - Thanks, Bob. Happy New Year to you, too.

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    #3

    Re: Need an article with special occasions?

    If it's not an announcement/greeting, then you do need to say "I hope you have a happy New Year", "I want to wish you a happy Christmas".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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