Should Happy Birthday be capitalized in a sentence?
Do you ever capitalize the word birthday?
Which type of noun is birthday?
Is Happy Birthday trademarked?
You can say:
LOS ANGELES — A judge has approved a settlement that will put “Happy Birthday to You” in the public domain. U.S. District Judge George King approved the agreement Monday. It ends the ownership claims of Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing company that has been collecting royalties on the song for years.
Holiday greetings Because you’re addressing a person directly, there should be a comma between the greeting and the person’s name. Correct: Happy Birthday, Mary! Incorrect: Happy Birthday Mary!
From the context, it is clear that you refer to a greeting. Therefore, the subject of the greeting is, understandably, capitalized. Note that it’s usually a phrase, not a sentence by itself. Happy B irthday!
Correct: Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes! Explanation: Words like birthday, anniversary, reunion and gala are lowercase. Also, Happy Birthday is capitalized if you write, “Happy Birthday, Zack!” It’s lowercase when you write, “I hope you have a happy birthday!”