Father's Day

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Father's Day
NL Letter Dad Father's Day.jpg
Father's Day letter in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
Varies depending on region (see dates)
Time All day
Host Dad[nb 1]
Tortimer[nb 2]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Fête des pères
 Día del Padre
 Festa del papà
 День отца
 Fête des pères
 Día del Padre

Father's Day is an event in the Animal Crossing series where the player's Dad writes to the player. It usually occurs on the third Sunday of June; however, like Mother's Day, the date is different in some regions.


In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Animal Crossing, Dad will send the player a letter, and Tortimer will appear near the wishing well. If spoken to, he will give the player a Locomotive Model.

In City Folk and New Leaf[edit]

The letter from Dad on Father's Day in Animal Crossing: City Folk

In Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Dad will send the player a letter with a Red Carnation attached, similar to receiving a Pink Carnation on Mother's Day.

In New Horizons[edit]

The Thank-You Dad Mug in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Although Father's Day does not appear in Animal Crossing: New Horizons as a standard event, it appears as a Nook Shopping seasonal event beginning in the 1.2.0 April Free Update. From June 1 to 30, the player can purchase the Thank-You Dad Mug and the Thank-You Dad Apron from Nook Shopping.


Father's Day is dependent on the region of the game (North American, Japan, European, or Korean). For the European release of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, it is dependent on the language of the game and not on the country set. For example, if the country set in the 3DS is Germany but the language set is Spanish, Father's Day will fall on March 19.


  1. Appears only in the form of letters sent by him on the day
  2. In Animal Crossing only