Bean Day

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Bean Day
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The event plaza on Bean Day in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
Occurrence
February 3rd
Time All day
Host Tortimer [nb 1]
Isabelle [nb 2]
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Bean Day (also known as the Bean Throwing Festival) is an event in the Animal Crossing series that occurs on February 3 to celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of spring. It appears in the Japanese version of Animal Crossing and in Japanese towns in City Folk and New Leaf. During the festival, villagers will be carrying throwing beans throughout the day.

Bean Day is based on the Japanese event Setsubun, which celebrates the beginning of spring and involves the throwing of beans, known as mamemaki.

Appearances[edit]

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

Tortimer telling the player about the Bean Throwing Festival in Doubutsu no Mori+.

In the Japanese version of Animal Crossing, Tortimer can be found near the shrine between 10 AM and 6 PM on Bean Day. If spoken to, he will give the player a Bean Throwing Set.

While the event itself does not appear in Doubutsu no Mori e+, Mom sends the player a letter mentioning the event on February 3.

In City Folk[edit]

In Japanese towns in Animal Crossing: City Folk, Tortimer appears outside Town Hall on Bean Day. If spoken to, he will give the player either a Blue Ogre Mask or a Red Ogre Mask. Due to the discontinuation of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in 2014, this event, along its two items, can only be obtained in the Japanese version of the game.

In New Leaf[edit]

Beau throwing beans at the player while they are wearing a Red Ogre Mask on Bean Day in New Leaf.
A player posing in the event plaza standee on Bean Day in New Leaf.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the player will find Isabelle in the event plaza. When spoken to, she will explain to them about the holiday and give them either a Blue Ogre Mask or a Red Ogre Mask; the player is able to choose only one. If the player talks to villagers while wearing one of the ogre masks, they will perform a shocked emotion and start throwing beans at the player, referring to the Japanese tradition of throwing beans at Oni to bring good luck.

From February 1 to February 3, instead of selling Fortune Cookies, Timmy and Tommy's store will sell Good-Luck Rolls and Beans for 800 Bells. When the former is purchased, Timmy and Tommy will tell the player to eat the Good-Luck Rolls while facing a specific direction in order to have good luck.

In New Horizons[edit]

The Bean-Tossing Kit in New Horizons

Although Bean Day does not appear in Animal Crossing: New Horizons as a standard event, it appears as a Nook Shopping seasonal event (named Setsubun) beginning in the 1.7.0 Free Update. From January 25 to February 3, the player can purchase the Bean-Tossing Kit from Nook Shopping.

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Notes[edit]

  1. In Animal Crossing and City Folk only
  2. In New Leaf only


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