Holidays! Who doesn’t love them? Covid-19 has resulted in a lot of people spending holidays inside, or at least less extravagantly, and that sucks! However, thanks to games such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons players can enjoy holidays both in-game or in real-time.
Online play allows players to celebrate holidays at their own homes or with their loved ones online. There are many holidays and events in Animal Crossing New Horizons. It can be difficult for players to identify the right ones.
10 Valentine’s Day: It’s The Day For Love!
The day for love doesn’t only exist in the real world, players can also experience all the chocolates, gifts and heart-shaped objects they like in-game on the 14th of February for an Animal Crossing Valentine’s Day. On Valentine’s Day, players will receive letters from their villagers, with thoughtful gifts attached. Players will be able to send their own letters and gifts to their favourite villagers as well, or maybe to all of them if they’re feeling particularly generous. Some seasonal items that can be purchased for Valentine’s Day include a Chocolate Heart that costs 1200 Bells and a Heart-Shaped Bouquet that costs 1200 Bells. Both of these seasonal items can be purchased from the Nook Stop in residential service from the 1st to the 14th February.
9 Halloween: Who Doesn’t Love The Spooky Season?
Who doesn’t love candy and scaring their friends? Halloween falls on the 31st October and will begin at 5 p.m. Halloween in-game allows players to dress up as scary characters, put on face paint, and scare their villager into giving them candy. The candy collected by the villagers will allow them to find Jack, who will give them both a Reaction and a brief description of the event.
Once the player has scared a few of their villagers into giving them candy, they can give the candy to Jack, who in return, will give them spooky clothing, furniture pumpkin starts, and DIY recipes. Jack will give you more valuable gifts if you give him lollipops.
8Toy Day: Did Somebody Say Presents
‘Tis the season… to give villagers toys! Toy Day is Christmas Day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and is held on the 24th of December. On Toy Day, players can find Jingle, who’Santa will deliver presents to the villager’s homes if you agree to help. If the player agrees to help Jingle, they’ll reward them by giving out a Festive Wrapping Paper DIY recipe, which they’ll need at least three of to start delivering presents to their villagers. For this, they’ll need one of each colour of ornament, one blue, one red and one gold. These can be found on the island, by shaking the trees till one falls. Jingle will be giving out three festive wrapping papers and a magic bag to store presents. On Toy Day, players can exchange gifts with their villager friends and can start buying toys at Nooks Cranny starting the 1st December.
7 Festivale: Dance, Dance, Dance!
Festivale is a Mardi Gras-inspired event that will take place in-game on the 28th of Februar. Villagers can enjoy a day of Festivale-inspired attire and dancing at the plaza. Pavé will ask the player to change into Festivale clothing when before asking them to collect Multi-coloured Feathers that are floating around on the island. With three of the same coloured Feather, Pavé will reward the player by giving them a piece of Festivale themed furniture. Players can also trade Feathers to their villagers. Villagers will want the colour they’re wearing and will trade their Feathers with the player to get them.
6Bunny Day – Hunt For Those Eggs
Bunny Day, an Easter-themed holiday in Animal Crossing, is April 17th. It involves egg hunting and Zipper the Bunny as well as Bunny Day DIY recipe making! There are six types of Bunny Day eggs that players can collect, and to find them all they’ll need a shovel, an axe, a fishing rod, and a slingshot. Zipper can also be used to trade eggs found outside of residential services for Bunny Day Baskets and other coloured eggs.
5 International Museum Day: Participate In Blathers’ Stamp Rally!
International Museum Day takes place in-game between the 18th and the 31st of Mai. It allows players to take part in a Blathers Museum Stamp Ralley.
To complete the stamp rally, players must explore the museum and collect stamps. There are four rewards you can collect: a Bug Plaque; a Fossil Plaque; an Art Plaque; and a fish Plaque.
4Turkey Day: Celebrate Thanksgiving with Franklin
Turkey Day is an in-game Thanksgiving holiday that takes place on the 25th November. Players can collect ingredients, cook, and celebrate Thanksgiving with their villager friends. Players will need to search for rare and special ingredients in order to help Franklin prepare Turkey Day. Once players have collected the necessary ingredients, Franklin will reward them with some Turkey Day DIY recipes. Franklin may also request a secret ingredient in order to finish the dish. These are the four Turkey Day recipes that players will need to prepare: Clam Chowder (Pumpkin Pie), Gratin, Fish Meuniere, and Gratin.
3May Day: Can You Escape The Maze!
The May Day Holiday event occurs in-game from the 29th of April until the 1st of May, and it entails the player going to the airport and choosing the “Go On May Day Tour” option. The player will then be flown off to a secret island that is only accessible during this holiday. To be rewarded with treasure and the chance of speaking to Rover, the player must complete a maze. Once players have spoken to Rover, he will reward them with a special May Day prize.
2 New Year’s Eve: Quick, It’s Almost Time For The Countdown!
New Year’s Eve can be celebrated in-game on the 31st of December, with the main event being the New Year’s Countdown! The Countdown will begin in the town square at the beginning of each day and will continue counting down throughout the day. The official Countdown event begins at 11pm and ends at 2 AM on January 1st.
Villagers and Isabelle, along with Tom Nook, will start arriving at the plaza around 11 pm. Isabelle will give you a lightstick and some Party Poppers from Tom Nook. Players and their villagers can enjoy a fireworks display from 12 noon to 2pm!
1 New Year’s Day: Let’s Start The New Year Right!
On January 1st, players will be able to start the year off in real life and in-game thanks to the New Year’s Day Holiday. It’s a fairly relaxed holiday, meaning that there aren’t any real events or activities for the day, but there’s still plenty to enjoy regardless. Isabelle will welcome the player and the villager into the New Year. The sky will be brighter than usual to signify a new start for the island. Residential Services will allow players to claim 500 Nook Miles points to help them start the new year off on the right foot. You can also find seasonal items that are only available in your region from January 1st until January 15th.
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