Starcrossed Day

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Starcrossed Day
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Isabelle telling the player about Starcrossed Day in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
July 7th
Time All day
Host Tortimer [nb 1]
Isabelle [nb 2]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Фестиваль звезд
"Celebrated on July 7th, this is the one day that the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi—represented by the stars Vega and Altair—can meet. Write a wish on tanzaku paper, hang it from bamboo, and wish on the stars! "
Nook Shopping seasonal event description

Starcrossed Day, also known as Tanabata, is an event in the Animal Crossing series that occurs on July 7. It appears in Doubutsu no Mori+ and in Japanese towns in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.


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

In Doubutsu no Mori+, Tortimer appears near the shrine on Tanabata and will give the player a tanabata palm if spoken to. In Animal Crossing, this item is instead obtained from Crazy Redd's.

While the event itself does not appear in Doubutsu no Mori e+, Mom sends the player a letter mentioning the event on July 7.

In City Folk[edit]

In Japanese towns in Animal Crossing: City Folk, Tortimer once again appears to give a Tanabata Palm to the player.

In New Leaf[edit]

In Japanese towns in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Isabelle appears in the plaza on Starcrossed Day and will give the player bamboo grass if spoken to.

In New Horizons[edit]

A player near bamboo grass in New Horizons.

Although the event does not formally occur in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it is celebrated throughout the month of July with bamboo grass that can be purchased from the Nook Shopping service. Additionally, the related Cowherd & Weaving Girl Day (otherwise known as the Qixi Festival, the Chinese holiday from which Tanabata is derived) is celebrated throughout August with the Hikoboshi outfit and the Orihime outfit, which can also be purchased through Nook Shopping. Unlike in New Leaf, these items are available worldwide.



  1. In Animal Crossing only
  2. In New Leaf only

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