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Yes. They use this expression to wish "happy birthday" to someone". They congratulate the person, instead of wishing a happy day.
Hi MiguelUrie! Good question, and I'll try to write it out for you, but it is a little difficult. Try ain, that might work. At least on these examples you are asking about, where the n comes after an e. The end of the "ain" comes with a slight move of the tongue to the roof of the mouth, as if the n was followed by a g (think bang!):
Homens -- Owe-Main(g)s
Parabéns -- Pah- Rah- Bangs (use a Portuguese r here)
Both of those sound pretty much the same in the end. I hope this helps! =)