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Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Bunny Day Keeps People Hopping

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Two DIY-related events are making things very hectic for Animal Crossing Switch fans. The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bunny Day and Cherry Blossom events are on. This means people have between April 1st and 12th, 2020 to collect all the Bunny Day recipes and cherry blossom recipes. The thing is, this also means materials and balloons are coming in every few minutes.

For the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bunny Day event, this means everything is about the eggs. If you see an egg-shaped balloon with a package flying by, it’s probably a Sky Egg or a new recipe. When you see Zipper T. Bunny, the special character popping in for the event, he’ll give you you a recipe and offer a reward if you make all of the egg-related items. If you fish for a medium-sized shadow, you could come across a Water Egg. When you hit rocks, you can get Stone Eggs. Marks on the ground lead to Earth Eggs. Some trees will have three Leaf Eggs growing on them. If you chop at a tree, it could drop a Tree Egg instead of wood. When you pass by a villager, they might run up to offer you a Bunny Day recipe.

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All of this is happening at once. You could literally spend hours collecting all the evident eggs hidden and chasing down balloons, then occasionally fishing for more of the Water Eggs that are rather easy to come across. Then, since all of this obviously leads to lots of Nook Miles for completing objectives like “catch X number of fish” or “chop at a tree Y times,” you can invest in a Nook Mile Ticket to send you to a random island where you can search for even more eggs. (It literally feels like a never-ending task.) And since there are tons of Bunny Day recipes for things like a Bunny Day bed, Bunny Day fence, Bunny day festive balloons, or Bunny Day glowy garland for only a limited time, there’s this sense of pressure to keep doing it all.

It doesn’t help that Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bunny Day is happening at the same time as its cherry blossom recipe event. Some of the balloons floating by could have packages holding recipes for different items you’ll make with cherry blossom petals. Since these are also limited, it means every moment playing could be spent alternating between shooting balloons down with a slingshot for DIY cherry blossom or Bunny Day recipes and eggs or swinging a bug net to catch the floating cherry blossoms being carried by the wind.

By the way, that’s how you get the crafting material for the Animal Crossing: New Horizons cherry blossom recipes. A small cherry blossom petal will float by. It’s slightly smaller than a common butterfly. You can usually get two swings at it before it disappears.

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As for Animal Crossing: New Horizons cherry blossom recipes, people can end up collecting and crafting items like a blossom-viewing lantern, cherry-blossom bonsai, cherry-blossom flooring, cherry-blossom-petal pile, cherry-blossom pochette, cherry-blossom pond stone, cherry-blossom umbrella, and outdoor picnic set. Granted, this is an unfinished list, because recipes keep blowing by.

It’s a lot. Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bunny Day would be a major undertaking on its own, but having it in conjunction with cherry blossom season makes it feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day. But, on the plus side, people do have over a week to accomplish their goals.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available for the Nintendo Switch. If you need more help playing, you can learn how to unlock buildings and services or how you can use your game to help your friends.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.