Lunar New Year

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The event plaza in Animal Crossing: New Leaf during the Lunar New Year.
Varies per year (see recurrence)
Host Tortimer [nb 1]
Isabelle [nb 2]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages

The Lunar New Year is an event in the Animal Crossing series that occurs in January or February. It appears only in Korean towns in Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Its date is based on the Chinese New Year and changes each year.


In Dòngwù Sēnlín[edit]

In Dòngwù Sēnlín, the Fireworks Festival, including Redd's stall, was moved from summer to the Chinese New Year on six consecutive nights, beginning on the eve of the New Year. Each night it lasts from 11 PM to 1 AM. The New Year's wishing ceremony taking place at the shrine on January 1 in other games was also moved to the morning of the Chinese New Year.

In City Folk[edit]

In Korean towns in Animal Crossing: City Folk, Tortimer appears outside town hall on the Lunar New Year and will give the player a yut if spoken to. After the discontinuation of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in 2014, the yut can only be obtained in the Korean version of the game.

In New Leaf[edit]

Isabelle greeting the player and giving a yut board in New Leaf.

In Korean towns in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, a cutout appears in the event plaza on the Lunar New Year, and Isabelle also appears in the plaza from 6 AM to 12 AM. If spoken to, she will give the player a yut board.

In New Horizons[edit]

Isabelle announcing the beginning of the Lunar New Year in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
The Lunar New Year decoration in New Horizons

The Lunar New Year in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a minor holiday. Isabelle will announce the day of the Lunar New Year and villagers will talk to the player about the Lunar New Year itself.

Beginning in the 1.7.0 Free Update, three Nook Shopping seasonal event items can be purchased to coincide with the Lunar New Year from February 10 to 17. These items include the lucky red envelope, Lunar New Year decoration, and bokjumeoni lucky pouch.


  • February 5th 2000
  • January 24th 2001
  • February 12th 2002
  • February 1st 2003
  • January 22nd 2004
  • February 9th 2005
  • January 29th 2006
  • February 18th 2007
  • February 7th 2008
  • January 26th 2009
  • February 14th 2010
  • February 3rd 2011
  • January 23rd 2012
  • February 10th 2013
  • January 31st 2014
  • February 19th 2015
  • February 8th 2016
  • January 28th 2017
  • February 16th 2018
  • February 5th 2019
  • January 25th 2020
  • February 12th 2021
  • February 1st 2022
  • January 22nd 2023
  • February 10th 2024
  • January 29th 2025
  • February 17th 2026
  • February 6th 2027
  • January 26th 2028
  • February 13th 2029
  • February 3rd 2030
  • January 23rd 2031
  • February 11th 2032



  1. In City Folk only
  2. In New Leaf only