New Year's Day

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New Year's Day
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Isabelle at the event plaza in New Leaf
Occurrence
January 1st
Music (New Horizons)
Time 6:00 AM – 11:00 AM [nb 2]
All day [nb 3]
Host Tortimer [nb 4]
Isabelle[nb 5]
Tom Nook [nb 6]
Visitors Katrina[nb 1]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 しょうがつ正月 [nb 7]
 新年 [nb 7]
 Jour de l'an
 Año Nuevo
 Capodanno
 Новый год
 새해
 新年 [nb 7]
 Jour de l'an
 Año Nuevo
 Nieuwjaarsdag
 Singmogil

New Year's Day is an event in the Animal Crossing series held on the first day of January, representing the real-life holiday of the same name. It has appeared in every title to date since Doubutsu no Mori. What actually happens during the event varies between the games, however. On the day prior to New Year's Day, the Countdown occurs in anticipation of the new year.

Appearances[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

The player talking to Tortimer in Animal Crossing

In Animal Crossing, villagers will gather near the wishing well from 6 AM to 11 AM. By talking to the villager making a wish near the well, the player is able to make their own New Year's wish by asking to go next. Katrina will also be present near the wishing well to read the player's fortune for the year for 50 Bells. She will give the player a letter where the fortune is written on Fortune Paper stationery.

Additionally, the player receives 10,000 Bells from Mom in the mail, and they can talk to Tortimer to receive a random diary. If the player has upgraded Nook's shop past Nook's Cranny, he will also sell Mystery Bags for 2,000 Bells each.

In Wild World[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Wild World, the player can speak to Tortimer in this day to receive a random fortune. Tortimer can be spoken to multiple times for different fortunes.

In City Folk[edit]

Tortimer greeting the player in City Folk

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Tortimer gives the player a New Year's Shirt corresponding to the current year (up to 2035), and the player will also receive 1,000 Bells from Mom.

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the player will receive a gift from their mom, which will either be 10,000 Bells or a house plant, although if they do not play on New Year's Day, they will not receive such letter. A special cutout is available in the event plaza, and Isabelle will also be present there until 12 AM.

When Isabelle is spoken to, she gives the player a gift which is an animal based off the Chinese zodiac of the current year. They act as furniture and can be displayed in the player's house. All zodiac items have the Harmonious interior theme, sell for 120 Bells at Re-Tail, and, except for the Zodiac Boar, are only obtainable from the event.

In New Horizons[edit]

The sun on New Years' Day in New Horizons.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Isabelle wishes the residents a happy new year in her daily announcement, and unique music plays all day in place of the standard hourly music. The skies are brighter than they usually are, meaning shadows are longer near morning and evening hours. Additionally, if accessed, the Nook Stop rewards the player with 500 Nook Miles to celebrate the new year and gives all players a seven-day streak starting the following day due to the closure of Resident Services during the Countdown, regardless of the player's previous streak.

In addition to the event itself, several seasonal items are sold via Nook Shopping from January 1 to 15 to celebrate New Year's Day in various regions. The items include the 2021 Celebratory Arch, Olivier Salad, Yut Nori, and Zodiac Ox Figurine. A related holiday, Shōgatsu, also includes several seasonal items in Nook Shopping, including the Kadomatsu, Kagamimochi, and New Year's Shimekazari.

Items[edit]

In City Folk[edit]

All New Year's Shirts in Animal Crossing: City Folk have the same name but are separate items. Each shirt has the year on the back and the year's zodiac animal on the front.

New Year's Shirts in Animal Crossing: City Folk

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From Color(s) Season Style
New Year's Shirt (2000) New Year's Shirt (2000) CF Model.png - 2,000 New Year's (Tortimer) Yellow / Gray - Strange
New Year's Shirt (2001) New Year's Shirt (2001) CF Model.png - 2,001 New Year's (Tortimer) Red / Gray - Striking
New Year's Shirt (2002) New Year's Shirt (2002) CF Model.png - 2,002 New Year's (Tortimer) Red / Gray - Fresh
New Year's Shirt (2003) New Year's Shirt (2003) CF Model.png - 2,003 New Year's (Tortimer) Yellow / Gray - Fancy
New Year's Shirt (2004) New Year's Shirt (2004) CF Model.png - 2,004 New Year's (Tortimer) Green / Gray - Refined
New Year's Shirt (2005) New Year's Shirt (2005) CF Model.png - 2,005 New Year's (Tortimer) Green / Gray - Gaudy
New Year's Shirt (2006) New Year's Shirt (2006) CF Model.png - 2,006 New Year's (Tortimer) Yellow / Orange - Subtle
New Year's Shirt (2007) New Year's Shirt (2007) CF Model.png - 2,007 New Year's (Tortimer) Orange / Black - Striking
New Year's Shirt (2008) New Year's Shirt (2008) CF Model.png - 2,008 New Year's (Tortimer) Yellow / Black - Cute
New Year's Shirt (2009) New Year's Shirt (2009) CF Model.png - 2,009 New Year's (Tortimer) Yellow / Yellow - Subtle
New Year's Shirt (2010) New Year's Shirt (2010) CF Model.png - 2,010 New Year's (Tortimer) Green / Gray - Cool
New Year's Shirt (2011) New Year's Shirt (2011) CF Model.png - 2.011 New Year's (Tortimer) Green / Gray - Funky
New Year's Shirt (2012) New Year's Shirt (2012) CF Model.png - 2,012 New Year's (Tortimer) Yellow / Gray - Strange
New Year's Shirt (2013) New Year's Shirt (2013) CF Model.png - 2,013 New Year's (Tortimer) Red / Gray - Striking
New Year's Shirt (2014) New Year's Shirt (2014) CF Model.png - 2,014 New Year's (Tortimer) Red / Green - Fresh
New Year's Shirt (2015) New Year's Shirt (2015) CF Model.png - 2,015 New Year's (Tortimer) Yellow / Green - Fancy
New Year's Shirt (2016) New Year's Shirt (2016) CF Model.png - 2,016 New Year's (Tortimer) Orange / Gray - Refined
New Year's Shirt (2017) New Year's Shirt (2017) CF Model.png - 2,017 New Year's (Tortimer) Orange / Gray - Gaudy
New Year's Shirt (2018) New Year's Shirt (2018) CF Model.png - 2,018 New Year's (Tortimer) Yellow / Yellow - Subtle
New Year's Shirt (2019) New Year's Shirt (2019) CF Model.png - 2,019 New Year's (Tortimer) Yellow / Black - Striking
New Year's Shirt (2020) New Year's Shirt (2020) CF Model.png - 2,020 New Year's (Tortimer) Gray / Black - Cute
New Year's Shirt (2021) New Year's Shirt (2021) CF Model.png - 2,021 New Year's (Tortimer) Yellow / Gray - Subtle
New Year's Shirt (2022) New Year's Shirt (2022) CF Model.png - 2,022 New Year's (Tortimer) Green / Gray - Cool
New Year's Shirt (2023) New Year's Shirt (2023) CF Model.png - 2,023 New Year's (Tortimer) Green / Gray - Funky
New Year's Shirt (2024) New Year's Shirt (2024) CF Model.png - 2,024 New Year's (Tortimer) Yellow / Green - Strange
New Year's Shirt (2025) New Year's Shirt (2025) CF Model.png - 2,025 New Year's (Tortimer) Red / Green - Striking
New Year's Shirt (2026) New Year's Shirt (2026) CF Model.png - 2,026 New Year's (Tortimer) Red / Orange - Fresh
New Year's Shirt (2027) New Year's Shirt (2027) CF Model.png - 2,027 New Year's (Tortimer) Yellow / Orange - Fancy
New Year's Shirt (2028) New Year's Shirt (2028) CF Model.png - 2,028 New Year's (Tortimer) Yellow / Gray - Refined
New Year's Shirt (2029) New Year's Shirt (2029) CF Model.png - 2,029 New Year's (Tortimer) Yellow / Gray - Gaudy
New Year's Shirt (2030) New Year's Shirt (2030) CF Model.png - 2,030 New Year's (Tortimer) Yellow / Gray - Subtle
New Year's Shirt (2031) New Year's Shirt (2031) CF Model.png - 2,031 New Year's (Tortimer) Gray / Black - Striking
New Year's Shirt (2032) New Year's Shirt (2032) CF Model.png - 2,032 New Year's (Tortimer) Gray / Black - Cute
New Year's Shirt (2033) New Year's Shirt (2033) CF Model.png - 2,033 New Year's (Tortimer) Yellow / Gray - Subtle
New Year's Shirt (2034) New Year's Shirt (2034) CF Model.png - 2,034 New Year's (Tortimer) Green / Green - Cool
New Year's Shirt (2035) New Year's Shirt (2035) CF Model.png - 2,035 New Year's (Tortimer) Green / Green - Funky

In New Leaf[edit]

Zodiac items in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Item Image Buy Price Sell Price Available From Color(s) HHA Theme Style Size Info Customize
Zodiac Boar Zodiac Boar HHD Icon.png - 828 New Year's (Isabelle), Joan's RV Blue/Brown Harmonious Iconic 1.0 x 1.0 Usable No
Zodiac Dog Zodiac Dog HHD Icon.png - 828 New Year's (Isabelle) Orange/Black Harmonious Iconic 1.0 x 1.0 Usable No
Zodiac Dragon Zodiac Dragon HHD Icon.png - 828 New Year's (Isabelle) Green/Purple Harmonious Iconic 1.0 x 1.0 Usable No
Zodiac Goat Zodiac Goat HHD Icon.png - 828 New Year's (Isabelle) Yellow/Blue Harmonious Iconic 1.0 x 1.0 Usable No
Zodiac Horse Zodiac Horse HHD Icon.png - 828 New Year's (Isabelle) Green/Red Harmonious Iconic 1.0 x 1.0 Usable No
Zodiac Monkey Zodiac Monkey HHD Icon.png - 828 New Year's (Isabelle) Purple/Brown Harmonious Iconic 1.0 x 1.0 Usable No
Zodiac Ox Zodiac Ox HHD Icon.png - 828 New Year's (Isabelle) Red/Black Harmonious Iconic 1.0 x 1.0 Usable No
Zodiac Rabbit Zodiac Rabbit HHD Icon.png - 828 New Year's (Isabelle) Red/White Harmonious Iconic 1.0 x 1.0 Usable No
Zodiac Rat Zodiac Rat HHD Icon.png - 828 New Year's (Isabelle) Purple/White Harmonious Iconic 1.0 x 1.0 Usable No
Zodiac Rooster Zodiac Rooster HHD Icon.png - 828 New Year's (Isabelle) Orange/White Harmonious Iconic 1.0 x 1.0 Usable No
Zodiac Snake Zodiac Snake HHD Icon.png - 828 New Year's (Isabelle) Yellow/White Harmonious Iconic 1.0 x 1.0 Usable No
Zodiac Tiger Zodiac Tiger HHD Icon.png - 828 New Year's (Isabelle) Yellow/Green Harmonious Iconic 1.0 x 1.0 Usable No

In New Horizons[edit]

New Year's Day seasonal furniture in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Item Image Buy price Sell price Available from HHA theme(s) Info Customizable Size
2021 Celebratory Arch 2021 Celebratory Arch  2021 Bells  505 Bells  Nook Shopping
Party - No 3.0 x 1.0
Kadomatsu Kadomatsu  2580 Bells  645 Bells  Nook Shopping
Zen-Style - No 1.0 x 1.0
Kagamimochi Kagamimochi  1800 Bells  450 Bells  Nook Shopping
Zen-Style - No 1.0 x 1.0
New Year's Shimekazari New Year's Shimekazari  2000 Bells  500 Bells  Nook Shopping
Zen-Style - No 1.0 x 1.0
Olivier Salad Olivier Salad  1000 Bells  250 Bells  Nook Shopping
Living Room / Kitchen - No 1.0 x 1.0
Yut Nori Yut Nori  1300 Bells  325 Bells  Nook Shopping
Living Room / Child's Room - No 1.0 x 1.0
Zodiac Ox Figurine Zodiac Ox Figurine  1600 Bells  400 Bells  Nook Shopping
Zen-Style - No 1.0 x 1.0
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Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • In Animal Crossing: City Folk, players can receive New Year's Shirts for 2000 through 2008 if the game's clock is set to those dates despite the game releasing in 2008.

Notes[edit]

  1. In Animal Crossing only
  2. In Animal Crossing only
  3. From Wild World-onwards
  4. In Animal Crossing, Wild World and City Folk
  5. In New Leaf and New Horizons
  6. In New Horizons only
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Called New Year to celebrate with 2021 Celebratory Arch and Olivier Salad


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