|A Sunday between March 22nd and April 25th[nb 1] (see recurrence)|
|Music (New Horizons)|
|Host||Zipper T. Bunny|
|Name in other languages|
Bunny Day (Japanese: イースター; Easter) is a major spring event in the Animal Crossing series that is the equivalent of Easter. It was first introduced in Animal Crossing: City Folk. Like Easter, it has a different date every year, but always falls on a Sunday. Zipper T. Bunny hosts the event outside of the Town Hall. It is the only time of year players are able to obtain the Egg Series or Bunny Day Series. In some games, candy is also given, which the player can save for events like Halloween and Festivale to earn more items.
In City Folk
The Bunny Day event revolves around an Easter egg hunting competition. Thirty Easter eggs are hidden 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 of furniture from the Egg Series. The villagers around town will not get involved in the events, but will talk about Zipper and finding mysterious eggs buried around the town. Each character gets their own set of eggs.
In New Leaf
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Zipper will ask players to find 6 kinds of eggs hidden around the town.
- Tree Egg: Can be found by shaking trees.
- Earth Egg: Can be found by digging them up from the ground. They appear as cracks, like fossils.
- Stone Egg: Can be found by breaking open rocks.
- Sky Egg: Can be found hanging on balloons floating around.
- Water Egg: Can be found by fishing.
- Deep-Sea Egg: Can be found by diving.
If a player brings one of each egg to him, the player will obtain an egg basket. Players will no longer have to give Zipper eggs for prizes—rather, they must eat the eggs to get either candy, a prize ticket, or a grand prize ticket. He will accept prize tickets in return for items of the Egg Series. If any players get the grand prize ticket, they can exchange the grand prize ticket in return for Zipper's picture. Prize tickets and grand prize tickets cannot be sold; however, candy can be sold for 100 Bells each.
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. 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 New Horizons
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the Bunny Event lasts for two weeks before 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
- Leaf Egg: Appears on cherry blossom trees and can be shaken off
- Sky Egg: Dropped by striped balloons when hit with a Slingshot or Net
- Stone Egg: Dispensed occasionally when hitting a rock with a Shovel or Axe
- Water Egg: Randomly caught while fishing in rivers, ponds, and the sea
- Wood Egg: Dispensed occasionally when chopping trees with an Axe (palm trees are more likely to drop eggs than other types of trees)
All egg dispense rates are higher 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 will give the player a random DIY recipe they do not already have.
The other furniture recipes can be found in unique Easter-themed balloons or Message Bottles along the beach or given to the player by villagers. Clothing DIY recipes are earned through finding a certain amount of one type of egg. In total, there are 17 furniture recipes, 22 clothing recipes, and 1 wand recipe to collect.
Throughout the event, villagers will 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).
On Bunny Day itself, Zipper will appear outside of Resident Services, and villagers can be seen wearing Bunny Day-themed clothing. If talked to, Zipper will ask the player to bring him one of each type of egg. If the player does so, he will give them a Bunny Day Basket, and he will let them trade 3 of the same type of egg for one egg of the player's choice. If the player has learned all 18 furniture items before the end of Bunny Day, Zipper will gift the player two unique recipes: a Wobbling Zipper Toy and a Bunny Day Wand.
In amiibo Festival
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.
Earth Egg in New Horizons
Multiple balloons may be floating above at once during Bunny Day in New Horizons.
- Equivalent date of Easter Sunday in the real world