Cherry Blossom Festival

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Cherry Blossom Festival
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Occurrence
April 5th — 7th
Time All day
Host Tortimer
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The Cherry Blossom Festival or Cherry Festival (according to the calendar in Animal Crossing) is an event in the Animal Crossing series. This festival is celebrated in Japan and the United States. It is explicitly present from Doubutsu no Mori to Doubutsu no Mori e+ only, but trees continue to turn pink in later games. In games where the festival is celebrated, it lasts from April 5 until April 7.

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In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Animal Crossing, all regular and fruit trees (not counting cedar trees) will bloom pink between April 1 and April 7. The petals will start showering across the town from April 5 to April 7. The town's villagers will become excited about this sudden transformation, and the player may visit the mayor to learn about the festival and its meaning to the town. At the end of this explanation, Tortimer will give the player a Pink Tree Model. During the festivities, the town's inhabitants gather together at the wishing well to celebrate, situating themselves around tables (tatami mats in the Japanese version) covered with a wide assortment of food and joyfully dancing.

When the town's weather is that of cherry blossom leaves falling, the town's hourly music will use slightly different instruments on every hour, similar to what plays on days when it is snowing. During the Cherry Blossom Festival itself, a celebratory theme will play. The theme used in Doubutsu no Mori and Doubutsu no Mori+ was changed from a traditional Japanese theme to a more erratic waltz-like track for Animal Crossing, which was kept in Doubutsu no Mori e+. The original theme was remixed into the K.K. Slider song "Spring Blossoms" beginning in Doubutsu no Mori e+.

In other games[edit]

In subsequent games, the festival is not specifically celebrated, but the town's tree leaves (except for cedar trees) will be replaced with pink cherry blossom petals in early April. In Wild World, this lasts until the end of the Flower Fest on the second Monday of the month. In City Folk, this takes place from April 5 to April 7, while it takes place during the first ten days of April (or October in the Southern Hemisphere) in New Leaf and New Horizons.

Additionally, in New Leaf, the Town Tree's leaves will turn pink, with pink petals blowing across the town, and for the first time in the series, every fruit tree will be devoid of cherry blossom petals, their leaves remaining green.

In New Horizons, Cherry-Blossom Petals can be found floating around town; like snowflakes in New Leaf, they can be caught with a net, and like most materials in New Horizons can be stacked within a single slot (with up to ten petals being stackable at once). Using DIY recipes obtained from balloon presents, the player can use petals as materials to craft Cherry Blossoms Series items. If the cherry blossom bloom overlaps with Bunny Day and the day leadup to it (such as during the game's launch year of 2020 when Bunny Day lasted from April 1 to April 12), Bunny Day DIY recipes will coincide with cherry blossom DIY recipes.

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