Bunny Day

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A Sunday between March 22nd and April 25th[nb 1] (see recurrence)
Music (New Horizons)
Time All day
Host Zipper T. Bunny
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Fête des œufs
 Caza del Huevo
 caccia all'uovo
 День зайцев
 Fête des œufs
 Caza del Huevo

Bunny Day is an event in the Animal Crossing series that occurs on a Sunday between March 22 and April 25. It is based on Easter and features Zipper T. Bunny, a rabbit who gives the player themed items in exchange for eggs. In Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Bunny Day is the sole source of items from the Egg Series, and in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it is the source of items from the Bunny Day Series.


In City Folk[edit]

Zipper in front of the town hall in City Folk.

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, the Bunny Day event revolves around an Easter egg hunting competition. 30 Bunny eggs are buried around the town, which can be opened to reveal either candy (18) or a Bunny foil (12). Zipper will exchange one Bunny foil for an item from the Egg Series. Each player character gets their own set of eggs.

The villagers around town do not get involved in the events, but they do talk about Zipper and finding mysterious eggs buried around the town.

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Zipper will ask players to find 6 kinds of eggs hidden around the town.

If a player brings one of each egg to him, he gives them an egg basket. Afterward, the player no longer has to give Zipper eggs for prizes—rather, they must eat the eggs to get either candy, a winning ticket, or a grand-prize ticket. He will accept winning tickets in return for items of the Egg Series. A grand-prize ticket can be exchanged for Zipper's pic. Winning tickets and grand-prize tickets cannot be sold; however, candy can be sold for 100 Bells each.

The odds of finding a grand-prize ticket within an egg change based on the player's good money luck. Below are the odds of finding a candy, winning ticket, or grand-prize ticket:

Item Chance (no money luck) Chance (bad money luck) Chance (good money luck)
Candy 18% 17.5% 16%
Winning ticket 70% 75% 60%
Grand-prize ticket 12% 7.5% 24%

It has been observed that, if all rocks which contain stone eggs are not emptied by the end of the day, the rocks will turn into regular unbreakable rocks.[citation needed] However, this is uncommon. Solutions, such as time-traveling to the day after the event, opening the game, and exiting without saving, have been suggested.

In certain years where Bunny Day falls on April 1, such as 2018, Bunny Day and April Fool's Day take place on the same day. If this occurs, both Zipper and Blanca visit the player's town at the same time.

In New Horizons[edit]

The Bunny Day balloon which drops sky eggs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the Bunny Day celebrations last for eight days (12 days prior to version 1.9.0) and end on Bunny Day itself, with Zipper appearing on the first and last days. Throughout the event, players can find eggs which can be used to craft Bunny Day Series DIY furniture and clothing.

6 types of eggs can be found around the player's island and on Mystery Island Tours:

  • Earth egg: Buried in the ground and marked with a star, like fossils. A maximum of ten spawn on the days before Bunny Day, while a maximum of fifteen spawn on Bunny Day.
  • Leaf egg: Appears on hardwood trees and can be shaken off.
  • Sky egg: Dropped by striped balloons when hit with a slingshot or net. These do not affect regular balloon rates and only appear on the player's island.
  • Stone egg: Dispensed occasionally when hitting a rock with a shovel or axe. Rates for other materials dropped by rocks differ depending on if the player has built Nook's Cranny.
  • Water egg: Randomly caught while fishing medium-sized fish in rivers, ponds, and the sea.
  • Wood egg: Dispensed occasionally when chopping trees with an axe (coconut trees are more likely to drop eggs than other types of trees).

All except the sky eggs have a higher rate on Mystery Islands.

At the start of the event, Zipper requests the player to construct all furniture items from the Bunny Day Series before giving them the recipe for the Bunny Day bed. If Zipper is first talked to after obtaining the Bunny Day bed recipe, he instead gives the player a random DIY recipe they do not already have. If the player does not talk to Zipper while he is on the island and the day moves forward, he sends the DIY recipe to the player in a letter.

The other furniture recipes can be found in unique Bunny Day-themed balloons, in message bottles along the beach, or given to the player by villagers. In total, there are 15 recipes that can be obtained this way, including 11 furniture items, a wallpaper, a flooring, a rug, and a fence. 18 clothing DIY recipes can be unlocked by collecting enough of each type of egg; upon learning all of these recipes, the player learns the recipes for the egg party hat and egg party dress. Throughout the event, villagers mostly talk about their excitement for Bunny Day over other topics, as well as give hints to the player about where higher dispense rates are (such as hitting rocks on Mystery Islands or harvesting wood from palm trees). In Nook's Cranny since version 1.9.0, several additional Bunny Day items are sold during the week leading up to and on Bunny Day, including the Bunny Day candy, Bunny Day garden flag, Bunny Day planter box, Bunny Day topiary, and the Bunny Day tree.

On Bunny Day itself, Zipper appears outside of Resident Services, and villagers can be seen wearing Bunny Day-themed clothing. If talked to, Zipper asks the player to bring him one of each type of egg. If the player does so, he gives them a Bunny Day basket and lets them trade three of the same type of egg for one egg of the player's choice. If the player has learned and crafted all 15 non-clothing recipes before the end of Bunny Day, Zipper gifts them two unique recipes: a wobbling Zipper toy and a Bunny Day wand. Additionally, villagers can give the player the DIY recipes for the Bunny Day bag and Bunny Day crown if spoken to.

On subsequent Bunny Days, Zipper immediately gives the player a Bunny Day wand instead of asking them to learn the Bunny Day recipes.

In amiibo Festival[edit]

In the Board Game mode in Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival, Zipper appears and all spaces turn into egg spaces. When a space is walked over, the player receives eggs, and after they stop moving, they receive a corresponding number of Happy Points. Green spaces give 1–2 eggs, silver spaces give 4–5 eggs, and gold spaces give 10 eggs.


Bunny Day coincides with Easter in the real world, which occurs on the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after March 21 and can fall on any date between March 22 and April 25.

  • 23rd April 2000
  • 15th April 2001
  • 31st March 2002
  • 20th April 2003
  • 11th April 2004
  • 27th March 2005
  • 16th April 2006
  • 8th April 2007
  • 23rd March 2008
  • 12th April 2009
  • 4th April 2010
  • 24th April 2011
  • 8th April 2012
  • 31st March 2013
  • 20th April 2014
  • 5th April 2015
  • 27th March 2016
  • 16th April 2017
  • 1st April 2018
  • 21st April 2019
  • 12th April 2020
  • 4th April 2021
  • 17th April 2022
  • 9th April 2023
  • 31st March 2024
  • 20th April 2025
  • 5th April 2026
  • 28th March 2027
  • 16th April 2028
  • 1st April 2029
  • 21st April 2030






Bunny Day audio tracks

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese イースター

Korean 이스터

Simplified Chinese 复活节
Fùhuó jié

Traditional Chinese 復活節

Russian День зайцев
Den' zaytsev
Bunny Day

Dutch Eierstijl Egg Style

German Häschentag Bunny Day

European Spanish Caza del Huevo Egg Hunting

European French Fête des œufs Festival of Eggs

Italian Caccia All'uovo Egg Hunting

See also[edit]


  1. Equivalent date of Easter Sunday in the real world