List of Holidays and Special Events


This page contains a list of holidays and special events in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The table includes the dates of the special events along with information about special items that you can receive on these days.

Holidays and Special Events

DatesHoliday or Event NameRegionsDescription
January 1New Year's DayAllReceive an ornamental Chinese zodiac animal from Isabelle on the plaza between 6AM and Midnight
January 16New LeafAllThe leaves on the trees turn green.
Third Saturday in JanuaryFishing TourneyAllSee the Fishing Tourney page for details.
February 1 through 3Before SetsubunJapanNooklings' shop sells sushi rolls and beans
February 2Groundhog DayNorth AmericaReceive a Resetti Model from Isabelle on the plaza between 6AM and Midnight.
February 3SetsubunJapanReceive a Red Ogre Mask or Blue Ogre Mask from Isabelle on the plaza between 6AM and Midnight. Talk to villagers while wearing the mask.
Second Saturday in FebruaryFishing TourneyAllSee the Fishing Tourney page for details.
January or February (date varies)Lunar New YearKoreaReceive a Yut from Isabelle on the Plaza between 6AM and Midnight.
Week before FestivaleSamba Outfit WeekAllAble Sisters' sells the Samba outfit.
February or March (date varies)FestivaleAllSee the Festivale page for details.
February 14Valentine's DayAllIsabelle sends you a Chocolate Cake. A villager with high friendship will give you a Chocolate Heart, or you may receive Purple or Pink roses. Mom sends you Cacao or a shirt. The Roost serves hot chocolate instead of coffee.
February or March (date varies)Great Full MoonKoreaReceive Bureom from Isabelle on the plaza between 6AM and Midnight.
February 25New GrassAllThe grass changes color from snowy to green.
February 25 through November 25Rainbow SeasonAllYou may see a rainbow in your town at 1PM, 2PM, or 3PM
February 29Leap DayAllWhen you start playing, Isabelle will announce that it is Leap Day.
March 1 through 3Before Hina MatsuriJapanThe Nooklings' shop sells Hinaningyou and the Blossom Lantern. The Ables' shop sells the Emperor's Cap and Empress's Tiara Wig.
March 2Weeding DayKoreaLeif will unlock topiaries in your list of public works if you pulled all the weeds in your town on March 1. Pull 30+ weeds in your town to get exclusive items from Leif. Do the same in another town to get exclusive item from Leif in that town.
March 3Hina MatsuriJapanReceive a Rice Cake from Isabelle on the plaza between 6AM and Midnight
Third Saturday in MarchFishing TourneyAllSee the Fishing Tourney page for details.
March 17Shamrock DayNorth America and EuropeReceive a Shamrock Hat from Isabelle on the plaza between 6AM and Midnight
March 19Father's DayEurope (Spanish, Italian)Dad sends a Red Carnation
March or April (date varies)Mother's DayEurope (English)Mom sends a Pink Carnation
March or April (date varies)EasterAllSee the Easter page for details.
April 1April Fools' DayAllSee the April Fools' Day page for details.
April 1 through April 10Cherry BlossomsAllThe leaves on your plaza tree and the non-fruit, non-pine, non-palm trees in your town will turn pink.
April 5Arbor DayKoreaReceive Hibiscus from Isabelle on the plaza between 6AM and Midnight
April 6Plant Color ChangeAllGrass and leaves slightly change color
April 7 through April 10Cherry Blossoms part 2AllCherry blossoms will float through the air.
Second Saturday in AprilFishing TourneyAllSee the Fishing Tourney page for details.
April 22Earth DayNorth AmericaReceive a Cool Globe from Isabelle on the plaza between 6AM and Midnight
Last Friday in AprilWeeding DayNorth AmericaLeif will unlock topiaries in your list of public works if you pulled all the weeds in your town on the previous day. Pull 30+ weeds in your town to get exclusive items from Leif. Do the same in another town to get exclusive item from Leif in that town.
Last Saturday in AprilWeeding DayEuropeLeif will unlock topiaries in your list of public works if you pulled all the weeds in your town on the previous day. Pull 30+ weeds in your town to get exclusive items from Leif. Do the same in another town to get exclusive item from Leif in that town.
May 1 through May 5Before Children's DayJapanThe Nooklings' shop sells the Carp Banner.
Between May 1 and May 23GiftAllMom sends a Soft Cream Lamp
First Sunday in MayMother's DayEurope (Spanish)Mom sends a Pink Carnation
May 5Children's DayJapanReceive a Newsprint Helmet from Isabelle on the plaza between 6AM and Midnight
May 8Parents' DayKoreaMom sends a Pink Carnation
Second Sunday in MayMother's DayJapan, North America, Europe (German, Italian)Mom sends a Pink Carnation
May (date varies)Father's DayEurope (German)Dad sends a Red Carnation
May 15Teachers' DayKoreaReceive a Red Carnation from Isabelle on the plaza between 6AM and Midnight
Third Saturday in MayFishing TourneyAllSee the Fishing Tourney page for details.
Last Sunday in MayMother's DayEurope (French)Mom sends a Pink Carnation.
June 16 through July 5Rainy SeasonAllMom sends an umbrella
Third Saturday in JuneBug-OffAllSee the Bug-Off page for details.
Third Sunday in JuneFather's DayJapan, North America, Europe (French and English)Dad will send a Red Carnation
June 20 or June 21Summer SolsticeAllReceive Ladder Shades from Isabelle in the plaza between 6AM and Midnight. It will be sunny in town all day, including at night.
July 7TanabataJapanReceive Bamboo Grass from Isabelle in the plaza between 6AM and Midnight
July 16 through September 15Tanning SeasonAll Between July 16 and September 15, spend 15 minutes outside between 10AM and 5PM on a sunny day while not using an umbrella and not wearing a hat or mask to increase your tan. There are seven shades of tanned skin.
Third Saturday in JulySummerAllMom sends summer clothing
Third Saturday in JulyBug-OffAllSee the Bug-Off page for details.
AugustBig Cloud SeasonAllYou may see cumulonimbus clouds between 9AM and 3PM
AugustFireworks SeasonAllThe Nooklings' shop sells fireworks
Sundays in AugustFireworks DisplaysAllFireworks displays occur between 7PM and Midnight. Receive shiny accessories from Isabelle on the plaza. Buy fortune cookies from Redd to win rare items.
August 8Shaved IceAllMom sends a Shave-Ice Maker
August 15 or 16ObonJapanReceive an Eggplant Cow or Cucumber Horse from Isabelle on the plaza between 6AM and Midnight
Third Saturday in AugustBug-OffAllSee the Bug-Off page for details.
September 3Weeding DayJapanLeif will unlock topiaries in your list of public works if you pulled all the weeds in your town on September 2. Pull 30+ weeds in your town to get exclusive items from Leif. Do the same in another town to get exclusive item from Leif in that town.
First Monday in SeptemberLabor DayNorth AmericaReceive a Picnic Basket from Isabelle on the plaza between 6AM and Midnight
September or October (date varies)OtsukimiJapanReceive Dango from Isabelle on the plaza between 6AM and Midnight
September or October (date varies)ChuseokKoreaReceive Songpyeon from Isabelle on the plaza between 6AM and Midnight
September or October (date varies)Autumn MoonNorth AmericaReceive a Wheat Bundle from Isabelle on the plaza between 6AM and Midnight
September or October (date varies)Autumn MoonEuropeReceive a Veggie Basket from Isabelle on the plaza between 6AM and Midnight
Third Saturday in SeptemberBug-OffAllSee the Bug-Off page for details.
OctoberHalloween ItemsAllNooklings' shop sells the Spooky Series and candy. Ables' shop sells Halloween masks and hats.
Second Monday in OctoberExplorer's DayNorth AmericaReceive a Sailboat Model from Isabelle on the plaza between 6AM and Midnight
Second Saturday in OctoberFishing TourneyAllSee the Fishing Tourney page for details.
October 31HalloweenAllYou can get Spooky furniture, Creepy furniture, Ragged clothing, and pumpkin masks. For more details, see the Halloween page.
NovemberMushroom SeasonAllYou can find five mushrooms in your town each day. They grow next to trees. One of them will be Mushroom Series furniture.
November 1 through the Fourth Thursday in NovemberHarvest Series SeasonAllThe Nooklings' shop sells Harvest Series furniture.
November 6 or 7WinterAllMom sends winter clothing
Third Saturday in NovemberFishing TourneyAllSee the Fishing Tourney page for details.
Fourth Thursday in NovemberHarvest FestivalAllSee the Harvest Festival page for details.
December 1 through 23Festive Furniture SeasonAllThe Nooklings' shop sells Festive furniture.
December 1 through 23Festive Furniture SeasonNorth AmericaThe Nooklings' shop sells the Festive Flag and Festive Tree.
December 1 through 23Gift Hint SeasonAllYour villagers will mention the type and color of item that they want for Toy Day.
December 1 through 24Santa Clothing SeasonAllBuy the Santa outfit from Kicks and the Able Sisters' shop
DecemberFestive Accessories SeasonAllThe Nooklings' shop sells festive accessories instead of Fortune Cookies
December 1 through February 24Snowflake SeasonAllYou may find snowflakes floating around your town.
December 6Naughty-or-Nice DayEuropeReceive a Wall Sock from Isabelle on the plaza between 6AM and Midnight
Second Saturday in DecemberFishing TourneyAllSee the Fishing Tourney page for details.
December 10BlizzardAll
December 11 through December 30Snow SeasonAllIt may snow in your town
December 11 through February 24Aurora SeasonAllYou may see an Aurora in your sky at 8:45PM, 9:30PM, 10:15PM, or 11PM.
December 11 through February 24Snowball SeasonAllThere will be two snowballs in your town each day. Roll them on snow to make them bigger. Roll them on dirt or the plaza to make them smaller. Push one on top of the other to create a snowman. You can receive items based on the snow people you create.
December 15 through January 3Decorated Pine Tree SeasonAllYour pine trees will have colorful lights on them.
December 21 or 22Winter SolsticeAllReceive a Blue Light Stick from Isabelle on the plaza between 6AM and Midnight
December 24Toy DayAllMom or Dad will send furniture or winter clothing. Talk to Jingle, then wear the Santa outfit and talk to him again, then give the gifts to your villagers that they requested earlier in the month. Jingle gives you a holiday-related item. If you gave the correct gifts, you get Jingle's picture in the mail the next day. For more details, check out the Toy Day page.
December 31CountdownAllReceive a regional gift from Isabelle on the plaza between 6AM and Midnight. Buy New Year hats from Redd. The Countdown festivities start at 11:30PM and end at 2AM.




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