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Also: birthSign for birthday

Performance: Start with hands flat, palms up, at hips. Move hands up and forward in an arc so that arms cross past each other and end at side of head.


Used Australia Wide


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Also: partySign for birthday

Performance: With fingers on both hands bend at right angles from hands, palms facing each other, fingers a small distance apart; move both hands downwards simultaneously, twice.


Used Australia Wide


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Also: Xmas, Santa, Santa Clause, St Nick, Father Christmas

Performance: With a cupped hand moving down in a circular motion, as though outlining your long beard.


Used Australia Wide

Sign forChristmas

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Also: easter egg

Performance: With both hands in a claw shape, as though holding an egg near ear, shake hands slightly.


Usage Notes: As though listening to the 'contents' of the Easter egg. Becoming a popular, non religious alternate sign


Used Australia Wide

Sign forEaster

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Performance: With pointer and middle fingers extended draw a cross on the back of wrist; first from wrist to finger tips and then across hand.


Usage Notes: Also see non-religious alternative


Used Australia Wide

Sign forEaster

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Also: vacation

Performance: With back/shoulders slouched back, hands flat, palm down, fingers spread and facing each other in from of chest, wiggle fingers.


Usage Notes: More common in NT and SA


State Usage: NT, SA,

Sign forholiday

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Also: vacation

Performance: With both hands flat and held in front of sides, fingers pointing upwards and thumbs pointing towards opposite hand; move hands in small outwards circles.


Used Australia Wide

Sign forholiday

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Also: get together

Performance: Starting with fingers bunched to thumb on both hands and fingertips near either side of chin; move hands forward and spread fingers out so that they are pointing forwards and upwards and palms are forward.


Used Australia Wide

Sign forparty

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Also: go out, socialise, rave, dance party

Performance: Extend little finger and thumb upwards from fists of both hands with palms facing ears. Move hands simultaneously and backwards a small amount a few times. Can also be done one handed.


Usage Notes: Commonly being adopted for ‘raves’ or very large music events like ‘dance parties’, ‘beach parties’ etc.


Used Australia Wide

Sign forparty

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Also: get together

Performance: With both hands flat, palms down,, wrist near hips and fingers pointing slightly outwards, move both hands simultaneously in small circles.


State Usage: ACT, NT, TAS, SA, VIC, WA.

Sign forparty

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Also: performance, tv show, public event

Performance: Pointer finger in think position brought down to open spread hand. May also be down with both hands simultaneously.


Usage Notes: Also used to sign Display or exhibit, spectacle and theatre


Used Australia Wide

Sign forshow

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