NEW YEAR'S DAY:
This sign is expressed most often as a combination of
the signs NEW and YEAR. For example in mid-December you might see someone
sign to someone else: "NEW YEAR DO-DO YOU?" That would be interpreted as,
"What are you doing on New Year's Eve?" To be more specific you could add
"NIGHT" to mean "eve." Or you could sign NEW YEAR DAY to specifically
refer to January 1. Spelling J-A-N and signing FIRST (using an index
finger and a twist of the wrist) would be even more clear.
NIGHT = "eve"
In common usage "New Year's Eve" would be signed as NEW YEAR NIGHT. But if you
think there might be any confusion about exactly what night you are talking
about you can clarify with: "D-E-C 31 NIGHT." (Wouldn't want anyone to miss the
party now would we?)
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