If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Animal Crossing Bunny Day 2021: All recipes and rewards for the Easter event explained

Egg-cellent.

Bunny Day, which is Easter in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, is upon us.

This egg-themed event not only sees the return of Zipper T. Bunny, but allows you to collect a variety of special furniture and clothing rewards, which will only be available during Bunny Day.

Below you'll discover everything we know about the event, including the dates for this year's Bunny Day and the final Bunny Day reward.

On this page:

The Ultimate Top Ten Animal Crossing New Horizons Villagers (Of All Time) - How Many Do You Own?

What's new with Bunny Day 2021 in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

There are three main difference between Bunny Day in 2021 and the first time the event ran last year in New Horizons.

The first is the event related dates - in 2021 the egg hunt began on Sunday, 28th March, while Bunny Day itself will be on Sunday, 4th April.

As you can see, the Bunny Day event is shorter than last years. This is great for players who've had the game since launch, since it means the egg invasion won't last as long, but does give new players a shorter amount of time to find all of the Bunny Day DIY recipes.

The second is that you can buy a new selection of Bunny Day themed items for sale in Nook's Cranny. These items will be located in the seasonal items section of the shop and you'll be able to buy a different one every day.

Here are the new Bunny Day items, along with how much each one costs:

  • Bunny Day Candy - 1300 Bells
  • Bunny Day Garden Flag - 1500 Bells
  • Bunny Day Planter Box - 2300 Bells
  • Bunny Day Topiary - 2000 Bells
  • Bunny Day Tree - 3800 Bells
You can buy these items from Nook's Cranny.

Finally, if you collected every single Bunny Day DIY recipe last year, then Zipper will give you a number of eggs, rather than a Bunny Day DIY recipe when you first talk to him.

How to start the Bunny Day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons explained

Bunny Day may be officially on Sunday, 4th April in New Horizons, but your egg hunt begins from Sunday, 28th March.

First, however, you need to ensure that you've downloaded the necessary patch for Bunny Day. You'll know if you've done this currently because either Tom Nook or Isabelle will announce the upcoming Bunny Day event in their daily announcement.

Isabelle will announce the beginning of Bunny Day.

If it doesn't come up, then try closing and re-opening the game.

Once you've seen this announcement, it's time to hunt down Zipper T. Bunny, who'll be hiding somewhere on your island. Sadly, you won't be discovering the mystery of who exactly in this bunny suit, because it is a costume - check the back for the zip.

We found Zipper hiding behind a tree, but that doesn't mean you will. If you're trouble finding Zipper, then keep your ears open for the sound of them jumping up and down.

If you can hear the low, slightly ominous, sounds of weird costume feet hitting the ground, then Zipper is close by.

Not creepy at all...

Bunny Day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons explained

Once you've found Zipper for the first time in New Horizons, they'll explain that they've hidden six different types of eggs around the island.

It's up to you to find these eggs and use them to create the Bunny Day furniture, which will also be hidden around your island in the run up to Bunny Day.

Every day leading up to Bunny Day Zipper will hide a new Bunny Day DIY Recipe around your island for you to find and create.

If you craft all of the Bunny Day DIY Recipes by Bunny Day itself, then Zipper will have a special surprise for you.

Let's go through those Bunny Day recipes now...

Bunny Day recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

In celebration of Bunny Day, Zipper T. Bunny has hidden a variety of egg themed DIY recipes around your island and, the closer we get to Bunny Day, the more DIY recipes they will hide.

There are a variety of ways to find these DIY recipes and Zipper will help you begin your collection by giving you the DIY recipe for the Bunny Day bed. They will also mention that if you can find and craft all the Bunny Day DIY recipes by or on the actual Bunny Day (Sunday April 12th), then Zipper will have a special reward for you.

There are a number of ways that you can find the other Bunny Day DIY recipes, which include:

  • Receiving the DIY recipes from talking to villagers
  • Shooting down Bunny Day themed balloons
  • Finding Bunny Day message-in-a-bottles on the beach

Below you'll find all the Bunny Day furniture recipes:

Bunny Day furnitureMaterials
Bunny Day bag
1x Earth egg
1x Stone egg
1x Leaf egg
1x Wood egg
1x Sky egg
1x Water egg
Bunny Day bed
1x Earth egg
1x Stone egg
1x Leaf egg
1x Wood egg
1x Sky egg
1x Water egg
Bunny Day crown
1x Earth egg
1x Stone egg
1x Leaf egg
1x Wood egg
1x Sky egg
1x Water egg
Bunny Day fence
1x Earth egg
1x Stone egg
1x Leaf egg
1x Wood egg
1x Sky egg
1x Water egg
Bunny Day festive balloons
1x Stone egg
1x Wood egg
1x Water egg
Bunny Day flooring
2x Earth egg
2x Stone egg
2x Leaf egg
2x Wood egg
2x Sky egg
2x Water egg
Bunny Day glowy garland
1x Earth egg
1x Stone egg
1x Leaf egg
1x Wood egg
1x Sky egg
1x Water egg
Bunny Day lamp
4x Wood egg
Bunny Day merry balloons
1x Earth egg
1x Leaf egg
1x Sky egg
Bunny Day rug
1x Earth egg
1x Stone egg
1x Leaf egg
1x Wood egg
1x Sky egg
1x Water egg
Bunny Day stool
3x Water egg
Bunny Day table
4x Earth egg
Bunny Day vanity
4x Leaf egg
Bunny Day wall
2x Earth egg
2x Stone egg
2x Leaf egg
2x Wood egg
2x Sky egg
2x Water egg
Bunny Day wall clock
3x Sky egg
Bunny Day wardrobe
4x Stone egg
Bunny Day wreath
1x Earth egg
1x Stone egg
1x Leaf egg
1x Wood egg
1x Sky egg
1x Water egg

If you collect enough of one type of egg, you'll eventually discover the DIY recipe for the outfit themed around the design of that egg.

How many eggs you need to find appears to be random for each player. We discovered the Leaf-egg outfit recipes after finding nine Leaf eggs, but it took catching over 15 Water eggs (not a hard feat) to find the recipes for the Water-egg outfit.

Below you'll find all the Bunny Day outfits:

Bunny Day OutfitMaterial
Earth-egg shell
2x Earth egg
Earth-egg outfit
3x Earth egg
Earth-egg shoes
2x Earth egg
Leaf-egg shell
2x Leaf egg
Leaf-egg outfit
3x Leaf egg
Leaf-egg shoes
2x Leaf egg
Sky-egg shell
2x Sky egg
Sky-egg outfit
3x Sky egg
Sky-egg shoes
2x Sky egg
Stone-egg shell
2x Stone egg
Stone-egg outfit
3x Stone egg
Stone-egg shoes
2x Stone egg
Water-egg shell
2x Water egg
Water-egg outfit
3x Water egg
Water-egg shoes
2x Water egg
Wood-egg shell
2x Wood egg
Wood-egg outfit
3x Wood egg
Wood-egg shoes
2x Wood egg

Once you've found all the DIY recipes for the egg inspired outfits, you'll discover the DIY recipes for both the Egg party dress and Egg party hat. This will happen immediately after you discover the sixth egg outfit DIY recipe and doesn't, thankfully, require you to craft any of the egg outfits.

Below you'll find the DIY recipes for both the Egg party dress and Egg party hat:

Outfit PieceMaterials
Egg party dress
3x Earth egg
3x Stone egg
3x Leaf egg
3x Wood egg
3x Sky egg
3x Water egg
Egg party hat
2x Earth egg
2x Stone egg
2x Leaf egg
2x Wood egg
2x Sky egg
2x Water egg

Bunny Day final rewards in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

To get the final rewards in Bunny Day, speak to Bunny T Zipper on Bunny Day itself - Sunday, April 12th.

They will give you a new recipe - a Bunny Day Arch.

You must craft this and all the above recipes (you don't need to do clothing) to receive the Wobbling Zipper Toy recipe.

Craft that, and you can then create the final Bunny Day reward - a Bunny Day Wand.

You're finally done! Remember you can also receive a Bunny Day Basket by handing over one of each Egg - no receipt or crafting required.

Also, if you are short on an Egg, you can give three of one Egg type for another.

Bunny Day event dates in Animal Crossing: New Horizons explained

Bunny Day will only occur once a year in New Horizons and, this year, it will start on Wednesday, April 1st and end on Sunday, April 12th.

This gives you a whole 12 days to go completely egg crazy.


The Animal Crossing 2.0 update and Happy Home Paradise is here! We can help you with the new additions - including where to find Brewster, Gyroids, new villagers, ordinances, new fences, storage shed, new hairstyles, Froggy Chair, group stretching and Kapp'n boat tours. Cooking is now unlockable, so you need to know how to make both flour and sugar, as well as how to grow carrots, potatoes and tomatoes. Meanwhile, if you're new to Animal Crossing, our New Horizons tips can help with the basics. From the off, there's fish and bugs to catch, flowers and fruit to grow with. One long term goal is building your Happy Home Academy score. Finally, you need tools such as the new ladder and vaulting pole to fully explore.


How to access Bunny Day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons explained

If you want to take part in Bunny Day in New Horizons, then you need to make sure that you've downloaded all the currently available patches for the game.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Bunny Day - first gameplay revealed

To do this make sure your Nintendo Switch is connected to the Internet and then try to start playing New Horizons. If there's a patch available, you'll be prompted to do so.

Now simply follow the instructions on your Nintendo Switch and wait for the download to be completed.

With that done you just have to wait for Bunny Day to arrive to take part in this egg filled event.

Will you support Eurogamer?

We want to make Eurogamer better, and that means better for our readers - not for algorithms. You can help! Become a supporter of Eurogamer and you can view the site completely ad-free, as well as gaining exclusive access to articles, podcasts and conversations that will bring you closer to the team, the stories, and the games we all love. Subscriptions start at £3.99 / $4.99 per month.

About the Author

Lottie Lynn avatar

Lottie Lynn

Senior Guides Writer

Lottie Lynn is Eurogamer's Senior Guides Writer. She likes exploring new games and still has nightmares about the moon from Majora's Mask.

Comments

More On Animal Crossing (Switch)

Latest Articles

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer.net Merch