Bunny Day

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


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.

Appearances[edit]

Animal Crossing: City Folk[edit]

Zipper in front of the Town Hall 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.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf[edit]

In 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 certain years (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.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons[edit]

The Bunny Day balloon which drops Sky Eggs in Animal Crossing: 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, and will give the player 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, 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 18 furniture recipes and 23 clothing recipes 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 the 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.

Recurrence[edit]

Recurrence
  • 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

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Notes[edit]

  1. Equivalent date of Easter Sunday in the real world