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New Years Nyan Cat is one of the many spoofs of Nyan Cat. This Nyan Cat was created by Chris Torres to celebrate New Year's 2012.
Nyan Cat celebrates the end of the year flying through a dazzling fireworks filled sky. It's a time to raise a toast to loved ones, both here and gone, and to look forward to a brighter, better future. Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind? Of course not, which is why this special piece was originally granted to holders who have believed in me through my journey in this space.

Physical Appearance[]

The cat wears glasses corresponding to the year's number and has a blue and yellow circle body that flashes between yellow, green, blue, pink, purple and orange, and it closely resembles the Times Square Ball found in New York City. The triangles are also in the shape of the Triforce from The Legend of Zelda.

The music is a hybrid of the original Zelda overworld theme & Auld Lang Syne, a song that is played when the New Year begins.

He also appears on nyan.cat. On New Year's 2013, on his nyan.cat page, he was updated to have 2013 glasses. He was updated for New Year's 2014, 2015, and 2016.

The 2017 And 2018 New Year's Nyan Cat has yet to come.

For some time, it had been removed from the "Pick a Flavor" menu, and was only accessible through typing "cat=newyear" into the URL. It has since been added back to the menu. But, by using the link https://www.nyan.cat/index/php?cat=oldnewyear, you can access the one with the 2015 glasses.

The music is still present, and oddly enough, the page has actually been redesigned correctly like the other Nyans that are still present on the website.

Description & Info[]

Created for New Year's.
Buying the New Year's Nyan Cat's NFT grants the following stats:
  • Appreciation + 100
  • Prosperity + 150
  • Bubbly +1000


  • The music is a remix of both the Overworld theme from The Legend of Zelda, and Auld Lang Syne.
  • The body of New Year's Nyan appears to be based on the Times Square Ball in New York and has Trifoces all over the body.
  • The gif of the 2016 version on the Pick a Flavor menu appears to be smaller than the older and the current version.
  • The New Year's Nyan cat can still be found by changing the URL to say "newyear" after the =.
  • The 2015 version is still viewable without using The Wayback Machine http://nyan.cat/?cat=oldnewyear.
  • The redesign of the page may hint the New Year's Nyan may come back.
  • The new Nyan Cat Collection version of New Years Nyan Cat has four fireworks exploding next to it (reusing the white burst/star animation), implying that the white bursts/stars flying past Nyan Cat act as fireworks exploding.