Holiday References: New Year’s

December 31, 2009: Issue 321

Capitalize the names of specific holidays related to the calendar rollover:
We’re going to spend New Year’s Eve traipsing through the East Village.
We hope we’ll still be able to attend the New Year’s Day brunch at our neighbors’ house.

Also capitalize broader references to the year about to begin (or just begun):
I resolve to use better grammar in the New Year.

New Year’s is an acceptable synonym for New Year’s Day:
Whatever you plan for New Year’s, enjoy yourself!

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