Is it correct to say "Wish you a happy weekend" or should I say "Wishing you a happy weekend"?
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Neither Wishing you a happy weekend nor Wish you a happy weekend would be used in normal conversation. As others have noted, spoken parting platitudes at the end of a week are normally started with have, such as:
Change the adjective to be what you think most appropriate for the situation.
On the other hand, if you are signing off some correspondence, such as an email, then Wishing you a happy weekend is more appropriate.
Similar constructions include
To use *Wish you a happy weekend you need to add I to make the sentence grammatical. i.e.
A notable exception to this is the common postcard sign off Wish you were here where it is idiomatic to leave out the I.
Having just used/heard this phase for the dozenth time today, I can attest that the common American phrase is "Have a good weekend" (good, great, etc, depending on what exactly you want to say).