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Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Strategy Guide

Author(s): James Bowden
First Published: 29-07-2013 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 01-11-2019 / 16:06 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 09-04-2020 / 00:00 GMT

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Guide

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Calendar

January to March

Animal Crossing has tons of special events throughout the year.

Over the year your town will change to reflect certain events. These are catalogued in the table below.

Note that some events only occur in certain versions of the game. If you want to experience every event, you’ll need to visit towns from other regions.

**Date** **Event** **Version** **Description**
January 1st New Year's Day All Receive an Chinese zodiac animal from Isabelle in the town plaza between 6am and midnight
January 16th New Leaf All The leaves on the trees turn green.
Third Saturday in January Fishing Tourney All Fishing tournament
February 1st to 3rd Before Setsubun Japan Timmy and Tommy sell sushi rolls and beans
February 2nd Groundhog Day North America Receive a Resetti Model from Isabelle in the town plaza between 6am and midnight
February 3rd Setsubun Japan Receive a Red or Blue Ogre Mask from Isabelle in the town plaza between 6am and midnight
Second Saturday in February Fishing Tourney All Fishing tournament
**Date** **Event** **Version** **Description**
Week before Festivale Samba Outfit Week All Able Sisters sell the Samba outfit
February or March Festivale All Pavé the peacock visits
February 14th Valentine's Day All Isabelle sends you a chocolate cake A villager with high friendship will give you a chocolate heart, or purple or pink roses Your mother sends you cocoa or a shirt The Roost serves hot chocolate instead of coffee
February 25th New Grass All The grass changes from snowy to green
February 25th through November 25th Rainbow Season All You may see a rainbow in your town at 1pm, 2pm or 3pm
**Date** **Event** **Version** **Description**
February 29th Leap Day All When you start playing Isabelle will announce that it is Leap Day
March 1st through 3rd Before Hina Matsuri Japan Timmy and Tommy Nook sell Hinaningyou and the Blossom Lantern The Able Sisters sell the Emperor's Cap and Empress' Tiara Wig.
March 3rd Hina Matsuri Japan Receive a Rice Cake from Isabelle in the town plaza between 6am and midnight
Third Saturday in March Fishing Tourney All Fishing tournament
March 17th Shamrock Day North America and Europe Receive a Shamrock Hat from Isabelle in the town plaza between 6am and midnight
March 19th Father's Day Europe (Spanish, Italian) Your father sends a red carnation
**Date** **Event** **Version** **Description**
March or April (date varies) Mother's Day Europe (English) Your mother sends a pink carnation
March or April (date varies) Easter All An egg-celent time of the year

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    3DS
  • Genre
    Social simulation
  • Guide Release
    29 July 2013
  • Last Updated
    1 November 2019
  • Guide Author
    James Bowden

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