The Autumn Moon in New Leaf
|15th day of the 8th lunar month|
|Time||6 PM – 9 PM[nb 1]|
All day[nb 2]
Names in other languages
Fête de la lune
Fête de la Lune
Celebración de la Luna
Celebración de la Luna
Festa della luna
The Autumn Moon (known as the Harvest Moon Festival prior to Animal Crossing: City Folk) is an event in the Animal Crossing series that occurs in either September or October. It is a celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival, known in Japan as Tsukimi and Korea as Chuseok.
The date of this event varies each year, as it occurs on the date of the full moon closest to the September Equinox.
In Doubutsu no Mori
In Doubutsu no Mori, during the festival the moon's reflection can be seen in the lake from 6 PM to 9 PM, while villagers stand and watch. In Japanese the holiday is called 中秋の名月 (Chushu no Meigetsu), meaning "mid-autumn full moon."
In Doubutsu no Mori+
In Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+
In Animal Crossing and and Doubutsu no Mori e+, Tortimer will give the player a Moon if spoken to. This was moved from the similar Night of the Thirteenth Moon festival, which was effectively replaced by the meteor shower.
In Animal Crossing: City Folk
In Animal Crossing: City Folk, the Autumn Moon festival varies depending on the player's (or current host's) region. In the North American and European versions of the game, it is referred to as the Autumn Moon, while in the Japanese version, the event is referred to as Tsukimi (お月見 Otsukimi?).
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Isabelle is present in the Plaza from 6 AM to 12 AM, and she will give the player a gift that is different for each region. The standee in the plaza is also different between regions. In Japanese versions, it is a table with dango on that is being overlooked by a mountain and a moon. In the North American version, it's a scarecrow in a farm field overlooking the Autumn Moon.
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons
While the Autumn Moon does not appear in Animal Crossing: New Horizons as a standard event, it appears as a Nook Shopping seasonal event from September 12 to September 21[nb 5] as Moon-Viewing Day in which the player can purchase the Dango, the Moon Cakes, and the Moon Rug from Nook Shopping[nb 6].
In City Folk
In New Leaf
In New Horizons
The following dates are for North American and European versions. Tsukimi and Chuseok will fall either on the same day, a day earlier, or a day later.
- In Doubutsu no Mori, Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing, and Doubutsu no Mori e+
- City Folk onward; Moon only visible from 6:00 PM — 12:00 AM
- In Animal Crossing, Doubutsu no Mori e+, and City Folk
- In New Leaf only
- Prior to version 1.11.0, this event occurred from September 7 to October 8.
- The Dango and Moon Cakes were added in version 1.11.0.