Mother's Day

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Mother's Day
Letter Mom Mother's Day ACNL.jpg
Mother's Day letter in New Leaf.
Varies depending on region (see dates)
Time All day
Host Mom[nb 2]
Visitors Tortimer[nb 1]
Main appearances

Mother's Day, like in real life, is an event for mothers. In the Animal Crossing series, it usually involves Mom, the unseen mother of the player. The date of the event differs by region.


Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]

In Animal Crossing, Mother's Day falls on the second Sunday of May. The player can talk to Tortimer to receive a Lovely Phone.

Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: New Leaf[edit]

Acnl-carnation2.png In Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the player will receive a pink carnation in a letter from their mother, similar to how the player receives a red carnation on Father's Day.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, throughout the month of May the player will be able to purchase the Thank-You Mom Mug from the Nook Shopping service.


Mother's Day is dependent on the region of the game (North American, Japan, European, or Korean). For the European release of 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, Mother's Day will fall on the first Sunday of May.

  • North America: Second Sunday of May
  • Japan: Second Sunday of May
  • Europe (English): Mothering Sunday (Fourth Sunday of Lent)
  • Europe (Spanish): First Sunday of May
  • Europe (French): Last Sunday of May
  • Europe (German/Italian): Second Sunday of May



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