The Autumn Moon in New Leaf
|August 15 and September 13[nb 1]|
15th day of the 8th lunar month
(see recurrence)[nb 2]
|Time||All day[nb 3]|
|Name in other languages|
Fête de la lune
Fête de la Lune
Celebración de la Luna
Celebración de la Luna
Festa della luna
- Not to be confused with the Harvest Festival.
The date of this event varies each year, as it occurs on the date of the full moon closest to the September Equinox.
In Doubutsu no Mori
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+
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+
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
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?).
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf
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 Animal Crossing: New Horizons
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].
In City Folk
In New Leaf
In New Horizons
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
- In Doubutsu no Mori and Doubutsu no Mori+
- Animal Crossing onward
- Moon only visible from 6:00 PM — 12:00 AM
- In Animal Crossing, Doubutsu no Mori e+, and City Folk
- In New Leaf only
- Prior to version 1.11.0, this event occurred from September 7 to October 8.
- The Dango and Moon Cakes were added in version 1.11.0.