Isabelle telling the player about Obon in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
|September 12th – September 21st[nb 1]|
August 15th or August 16th[nb 2]
Names in other languages
In New Leaf
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Obon occurs only in Japanese towns on either August 15 or 16. During the event, the player may visit the event plaza, where a cardboard cutout for the event is placed, and receive a gift from Isabelle, which can be either an Eggplant Cow or a Cucumber Horse.
If August 15 falls on a Saturday, Isabelle will be standing near the Town Hall, since Nat will be using the Plaza for the Bug Off. If it falls on a Sunday, the Fireworks Show will occur instead on this day, and Obon will fall on August 16.
In New Horizons
Although Obon does not appear in Animal Crossing: New Horizons as a standard event, it appears as a Nook Shopping seasonal event beginning in the 1.11.0 Free Update. From September 12 to September 21, the player can purchase a Cucumber Horse and an Eggplant Cow from Nook Shopping.
- In New Horizons
- In New Leaf