How to sign months in American Sign Language (ASL)

Before you learn how to sign different months of the year in American Sign Language (ASL), it’s important that you learn the American Sign Language alphabet first.

The ASL signs for the months of the year are normally fingerspelled in abbreviation or in full (e.g. JAN for January or MARCH). Some people may fingerspell the months out fast or at normal speed. Hence, building your fingerspelling receptive skill is another thing that you have to practice while learning ASL.

📅 January

With your dominant hand, hold your hand up and have your palm facing forward and fingerspell J-A-N. 

📅 February 

With your dominant hand, hold your hand up and have your palm facing forward and fingerspell F-E-B.

📅 March

With your dominant hand, hold your hand up and have your palm facing forward and fingerspell M-A-R-C-H.

📅 April

With your dominant hand, hold your hand up and have your palm facing forward and fingerspell A-P-R-I-L.

📅 May

With your dominant hand, hold your hand up and have your palm facing forward and fingerspell M-A-Y.

📅 June

With your dominant hand, hold your hand up and have your palm facing forward and fingerspell J-U-N-E.

📅 July

With your dominant hand, hold your hand up and have your palm facing forward and fingerspell J-U-L-Y.

📅 August

With your dominant hand, hold your hand up and have your palm facing forward and fingerspell A-U-G.

📅 September

With your dominant hand, hold your hand up and have your palm facing forward and fingerspell S-E-P-T.

📅 October

With your dominant hand, hold your hand up and have your palm facing forward and fingerspell O-C-T.

📅 November

With your dominant hand, hold your hand up and have your palm facing forward and fingerspell N-O-V.

📅 December

With your dominant hand, hold your hand up and have your palm facing forward and fingerspell D-E-C.

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