Autumn Moon

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Autumn Moon
Autumn Moon NL.jpg
The Autumn Moon in New Leaf
Occurrence
August 15 and September 13[nb 1]
15th day of the 8th lunar month
(see recurrence)[nb 2]
Time All day[nb 3]
Host Tortimer[nb 4]
Isabelle[nb 5]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 おつきみ月見
 中秋节
 中秋節
 추석
 Fête de la lune
 Fête de la Lune
 Celebración de la Luna
 Celebración de la Luna
 Festa della luna
 День луны
 Mondfest
 Maanfeest
Not to be confused with the Harvest Festival.

The Autumn Moon (known as the Harvest Moon Festival prior to Animal Crossing: City Folk) is an event in the Animal Crossing series that occurs in either September or October.

The date of this event varies each year, as it occurs on the date of the full moon closest to the September Equinox.

Appearances[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori, there are two moon festivals, during which the moon's reflection can be seen in the lake while villagers stand and watch. The first, the Harvest Moon (中秋の名月 Chūshū no meigetsu?) occurs on August 15. The second, the Night of the Thirteenth Moon (十三夜の月 Jūsan'ya no tsuki?), occurs on September 13.

In Doubutsu no Mori+[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori+ (the Japanese version of Animal Crossing), the dates from Doubutsu no Mori are the same, but Tortimer will also appear by the lake to give the player a gift. On the Harvest Moon Festival he will give a Tsukimi Dango, and on the Night of the Thirteenth Moon he will give a Moon.

In Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]

In Animal Crossing and and Doubutsu no Mori e+, there is only one Harvest Moon Festival which occurs depending on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar (instead of the Gregorian calendar as in Doubutsu no Mori+). Tortimer will give the player a Moon if spoken to.

In Animal Crossing: City Folk[edit]

Tortimer celebrating the Autumn Moon in City Folk.

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, the Autumn Moon festival varies depending on the player's (or current host's) region. In the North American and European versions of the game, it is referred to as the Autumn Moon, while in the Japanese version, the event is referred to as Tsukimi (お月見 Otsukimi?).

Tortimer can be seen near the Town Hall from 6 AM to 12 AM. He will give the player a gift that is different for each region.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Isabelle is present in the Plaza from 6 AM to 12 AM, and she will give the player a gift that is different for each region. The standee in the plaza is also different between regions. In Japanese versions, it is a table with dango on that is being overlooked by a mountain and a moon. In the North American version, it's a scarecrow in a farm field overlooking the Autumn Moon.

In the Japanese version, the event is referred to as Tsukimi (お月見 Otsukimi?), while the Korean version refers to it as Chuseok (추석 Chuseok).

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons[edit]

While the Autumn Moon does not appear in Animal Crossing: New Horizons as a standard event, it appears as a Nook Shopping seasonal event from September 12 to September 21[nb 6] as Moon-Viewing Day in which the player can purchase the Dango, the Moon Cakes, and the Moon Rug from Nook Shopping[nb 7].

Item list[edit]

In City Folk[edit]

Autumn Moon items in City Folk

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From Color(s) Genre Size Info
Dango Dango CF Model.png - 888 Tortimer (Japan) White / Brown Trendy/Playful 1.0 x 1.0 -
Wheat Bundle Wheat Bundle CF Model.png - - Tortimer (North America) - - 1.0 x 1.0 -
Veggie Basket Veggie Basket CF Model.png - 125 Tortimer (Europe) - - 1.0 x 1.0 -

In New Leaf[edit]

Autumn Moon items in New Leaf

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From Color(s) HHA Theme Style Size Info Customize
Dango Dango HHD Icon.png - 888 Isabelle (Japan) Brown / White Harmonious Iconic 1.0 x 1.0 - No
Songpyeon Songpyeon HHD Icon.png - 300 Isabelle (Korea) Red / Colorful Harmonious Iconic 1.0 x 1.0 - No
Wheat Bundle Wheat Bundle HHD Icon.png - 125 Isabelle (North America) Brown (x2) Rustic Iconic 1.0 x 1.0 - No
Veggie Basket Veggie Basket HHD Icon.png - 125 Isabelle (Europe) Colorful / Brown - Basic 1.0 x 1.0 - No

In New Horizons[edit]

Moon-Viewing Day seasonal furniture in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Item Image Buy price Sell price Available from HHA theme(s) Info Customizable Size
Dango Dango  1,100 Bells  275 Bells  Nook Shopping
Living Room / Harmonious - No 1.0 x 1.0
Moon Cakes Moon Cakes  1,100 Bells  275 Bells  Nook Shopping
Living Room / Harmonious - No 1.0 x 1.0
Moon Rug Moon Rug  2,000 Bells  500 Bells  Nook Shopping
Space / Harmonious - No 3.0 x 3.0
Includes data sourced from this Item Spreadsheet, compiled by 6480, noizhub, Ricky, chaiinchomp, saberslime, robotic_scarab, mollumisc, sunmarsh, kyrokey, obstinateRixatrix, jackiwi, Zalex, SuperHamster, kait, hyuum, Azarro, Czarcasm, cinnamon_swirlix, astronomyfortwo, Welcius, glowtopia, BriKun, Alyrei, dodocodes.com, StevieCoops, sneeze, Shiny190, TwistedPeach, LavaToaster, capstone, vmario, rocklamp, Alexis, Aeon, and PanchamBro.

Recurrence[edit]

The following dates are for North American and European versions. Tsukimi and Chuseok will fall either on the same day, a day earlier, or a day later.

Recurrence

September 9, 2014
September 28, 2015
September 16, 2016
October 5, 2017
September 25, 2018
September 14, 2019
October 1, 2020
September 20, 2021
September 10, 2022
September 28, 2023

Notes[edit]

  1. In Doubutsu no Mori and Doubutsu no Mori+
  2. Animal Crossing onward
  3. Moon only visible from 6:00 PM — 12:00 AM
  4. In Animal Crossing, Doubutsu no Mori e+, and City Folk
  5. In New Leaf only
  6. Prior to version 1.11.0, this event occurred from September 7 to October 8.
  7. The Dango and Moon Cakes were added in version 1.11.0.


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