What does HNY stand for?

Happy New Year

If you see HNY used on January 1, it certainly stands for Happy New Year. You're most likely to receive this acronym in well-wishing messages sent by your friends and family members. You might also encounter HNY on social media, in posts celebrating the start of the new year.

When you see HNY used at a different time of the year, it might refer to a non-standard type of new year celebration. For example, those who celebrate Chinese New Year might use HNY in late January or early-to-mid February, to wish you (or others) a happy Chinese New Year.


HNY, hope we all have a great one!
HNY means Happy New Year
HNY means Happy New Year

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Updated May 24, 2023

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