Animal Crossing: New Horizons ‘Bunny Day’ seasonal event start time

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ first seasonal event, Bunny Day, will start on April 1 and come with special rewards that can only be earned through April 12.

While the coronavirus threatens to ruin our Easter plans in real life, we thankfully have Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The newly released Nintendo Switch game will celebrate the day with its own in-game festivity known as Bunny Day.

The first seasonal event for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Bunny Day is exactly what it sounds like. Detailed in the latest Nintendo Direct, players will get a visit from  from the bunny Zipper.

Zipper will task you with hunting down the eggs he has hidden across the island. Based on the video, eggs can be found by digging, fishing and I’m sure many other ways. In addition to hunting these eggs, you’ll be able to craft special, limited time items inspired by Easter — err, Bunny Day. Some of the items shown off include an Easter Egg arch, an Easter Egg table and more.

Bunny Day kicks off on April 1 and will run through April 12. The seasonal event only comes once a year, so if you don’t get everything, you’ll have to wait quite a bit longer. Bunny Day will come with a special update that will be released on April 1st.

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In addition to Bunny Day, Nintendo also made note of another free update coming in “late April.” This update will introduce new features and will celebrate Earth Day with another event.

Nintendo didn’t go into details, but it seems like Leif will be the featured character for this event. In previous Animal Crossing games, he opened up a flower shop, so it’s possible he’ll be doing the same in New Horizons. Or maybe he’ll just roll into town with some flowers.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available exclusively on Nintendo Switch. Although the console is portable, you’ll need to have internet connection to first download the update that brings the Bunny Day event.