Mother's Day

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

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Fête des mères
 Día de la Madre
 Festa della mamma
 День матери
 Fête des Mères
 Día de la Madre

Mother's Day is an event in the Animal Crossing series in which the player's mother is celebrated. In North America it occurs on the second Sunday of May, though the date of the event differs by region.


Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]

On Mother's Day in Animal Crossing, Tortimer appears near the wishing well. If spoken to, he will give the player a Lovely Phone.

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

A player watering Pink Carnations in City Folk

On Mother's Day in Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the player will receive a Pink Carnations NL Icon.pngPink Carnation in a letter from their mother, similar to how the player receives a Red Carnations NL Icon.pngRed Carnation on Father's Day.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons[edit]

While Mother's Day does not appear in Animal Crossing: New Horizons as a standard event, it appears as a Nook Shopping seasonal event throughout May in which the player can purchase the Thank-You Mom Mug from Nook Shopping for 600 Bells.


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
  • Korean: May 8, and the name of the event is Parents' Day



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