Bean Day

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Bean Day
NL Bean Day Plaza.png
The event plaza on Bean Day in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
Occurrence
February 3rd
Time All day
Host Tortimer [nb 1]
Isabelle [nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 節分
 세츠분
 Setsubun
 Setsubun
 节分
 Setsubun
 Setsubun
 Setsubun
 節分
 Setsubun
 Setsubun
 Сэцубун
"Mainly celebrated in Japan. People throw beans outside as they shout, "Oni wa soto, fuku wa uchi!" This is said to ward off "demons," such as sickness and disaster, and invite a year of good health and peace."
Nook Shopping seasonal event description

Bean Day (also known as the Bean Throwing Festival or Setsubun) is an event in the Animal Crossing series based on the real-life Japanese event Setsubun that occurs on February 3 to celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of spring. It was primarily exclusive to the Japanese version of Animal Crossing and in Japanese towns in City Folk and New Leaf, but was made available worldwide in New Horizons. During the festival, villagers will be carrying throwing beans, or mamemaki, throughout the day in order to fight off "ogres" in preparation for spring.

Appearances[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori+ and Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]

Tortimer telling the player about the Bean Throwing Festival in Doubutsu no Mori+.

In the Japanese version of Animal Crossing, Tortimer can be found near the shrine between 10 AM and 6 PM on Bean Day. If spoken to, he will give the player a Bean Throwing Set.

While the event itself does not appear in Doubutsu no Mori e+, Mom sends the player a letter mentioning the event on February 3.

In City Folk[edit]

In Japanese towns in Animal Crossing: City Folk, Tortimer appears outside Town Hall on Bean Day. If spoken to, he will give the player either a Blue Ogre Mask or a Red Ogre Mask. Due to the discontinuation of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in 2014, this event, along its two items, can only be obtained in the Japanese version of the game.

In New Leaf[edit]

Beau throwing beans at the player while they are wearing a Red Ogre Mask on Bean Day in New Leaf.
A player posing in the event plaza standee on Bean Day in New Leaf.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the player will find Isabelle in the event plaza. When spoken to, she will explain to them about the holiday and give them either a Blue Ogre Mask or a Red Ogre Mask; the player is able to choose only one. If the player talks to villagers while wearing one of the ogre masks, they will perform a shocked emotion and start throwing beans at the player, referring to the Japanese tradition of throwing beans at Oni to bring good luck.

From February 1 to February 3, instead of selling Fortune Cookies, Timmy and Tommy's store will sell Good-Luck Rolls and Beans for 800 Bells. When the former is purchased, Timmy and Tommy will tell the player to eat the Good-Luck Rolls while facing a specific direction in order to have good luck.

In New Horizons[edit]

The Bean-Tossing Kit, part of the Nook Shopping seasonal event in New Horizons

While initially absent in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Bean Day (now referred to its Japanese name of Setsubun) was added in the 1.7.0 Free Update and is celebrated in two occasions. The first is a Nook Shopping seasonal event, where from January 25 to February 3, the player can purchase the Bean-Tossing Kit. The second is a Able Sisters event, where from February 1 to February 3, the player can purchase a Horned-Ogre Mask, Ogre Costume, and a Okame Mask.

This is the first time that the event is celebrated internationally instead of being exclusive in Japan.

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. In Animal Crossing and City Folk only
  2. In New Leaf only


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