The Autumn Moon in New Leaf
|15th day of the 8th lunar month|
|Time||All day[nb 1]|
- 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 Animal Crossing, Animal Crossing: City Folk, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf 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.
Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+
Tortimer will give the player a Moon model. During the event, players can talk to their villagers and stand near the pond to stare at the moon's reflection.
Animal Crossing: City Folk
The Harvest Moon festival varies depending on the player's (or current host's) region. In the US 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?).
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Isabelle is present in the Plaza from 6 AM to 12 AM, and she wil 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).
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.
September 9, 2014
- Moon only visible from 6:00pm — 12:00 am
- In Animal Crossing, Doubutsu no Mori e+, and City Folk
- In New Leaf only