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.

**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
  • Platforms
  • Genre
    Social simulation
  • Guide Release
    29 July 2013
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    James Bowden

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf sees you crowned mayor as a result of a bit of an accident. When you arrive, Isabelle the town clerk will reveal that you’ve been given the post and from there you can do whatever you please! Use your powers as the mayor to shape the town however you wish, whether this means building bridges, creating public works projects or laying down laws (or ordinances as they are known). With all this freedom, you could soon have the home and town of your dreams!

Version 1.1:

  • How to get the most out of those vital first few days in town.
  • The easiest ways to stuff your coffers with loads of money.
  • Detailed information on every shop in Main Street.
  • Exact dates for every Special Event in the entire game!
  • Complete your encyclopaedia with every Bug and Fish in the game!
  • Where to find every special visitor and what they can offer you.
  • A full furniture list so you can find exactly what you need to build the perfect home.
  • Beautiful screenshots and exclusive HD 3DS tutorial videos with audio commentary!
  • Comprehensive list of furniture, wallpapers and carpets.
  • Comprehensive list of clothes and accessories.
  • Special event pages for the snowman season and Weeding Day.
  • List of all the decorative public work projects and who requests them.

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