May Day

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May Day
May Day NH.jpg
The player navigating the maze on the May Day Tour island.
April 29thMay 7th[nb 1]
Time All day
Host Tom Nook
Visitors Rover
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 1er mai
 Primero de Mayo
 Primo maggio
 День мая
 근로자의 날
 1er mai
 Primero de Mayo

May Day is an event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons introduced in the 1.2.0 April Free Update. From April 29 to May 7,[nb 1] the player can visit a special maze-like island with Rover waiting at the end.


If the player speaks to Tom Nook at Resident Services from April 29 to May 7, he informs them that May Day celebrates those who work hard and that a May Day Tour is being held for the event. Tom Nook reserves a May Day Ticket for the player, which can be retrieved from Orville at the airport.

The May Day Ticket can be redeemed to go on the May Day Tour, where the player arrives on an island with an empty inventory. The island consists of Hedges forming a maze. Tools, fruit, and materials must be picked up throughout the maze for the player to remove rocks, trees, and bushes. The maze layout was changed in version 1.10.0, and the original layout can no longer be accessed.

At the end of the maze is Rover, who congratulates the player for making it to him. Afterward, the player can pick up four Bell Vouchers and visit the perimeter of the island, where three rocks, which can only be broken if enough fruit was preserved during the maze, are blocking five more Bell Vouchers.

When the player returns to their island, they cannot return to the May Day Tour until the next year's May Day, and any items picked up on the tour are not kept. If the player speaks to Tom Nook after returning, he congratulates them for completing the tour. The next day, any Bell Vouchers picked up are mailed to the player by Dodo Airlines, and a prize is mailed by Rover.[nb 2] Rover's prize is Rover's Briefcase the first time the player completes the maze and Rover's Photo the second time.

Item list[edit]

May Day items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Item Image Type Buy price Sell price Available from
Rover's Briefcase Rover's Briefcase Furniture Not for sale  2000 Bells  Rover
Rover's Photo Rover's Photo Photo Not for sale  10 Bells  Rover
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  1. 1.0 1.1 May 1 to May 7 prior to version 1.10.0.
  2. Prior to version 1.10.0, the Bell Vouchers would be sent immediately and Rover's prize would be given in person on the May Day Tour, before being mailed by Dodo Airlines after returning to the main island.