Animal Crossing Bunny Day: Rewards, how to start and the Easter event's end date in New Horizons 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.

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

Bunny Day may be officially on Sunday 12th April in New Horizons, but your egg hunt begins from Wednesday, April 1st.

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.

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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.

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Not creepy at all...

Bunny Day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons explained

Once you've found Zipper 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, then Zipper will have a special surprise for you.

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Bunny Day rewards and DIY recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons explained

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.

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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 DIY recipes we've found so far:

Furniture NoneMaterails
Bunny Day bag
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1x Earth egg
1x Stone egg
1x Leaf egg
1x Wood egg
1x Sky egg
1x Water egg
Bunny Day bed
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1x Earth egg
1x Stone egg
1x Leaf egg
1x Wood egg
1x Sky egg
1x Water egg
Bunny Day crown
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1x Earth egg
1x Stone egg
1x Leaf egg
1x Wood egg
1x Sky egg
1x Water egg
Bunny Day fence
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1x Earth egg
1x Stone egg
1x Leaf egg
1x Wood egg
1x Sky egg
1x Water egg
Bunny Day festive balloons
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1x Stone egg
1x Wood egg
1x Water egg
Bunny Day flooring
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2x Earth egg
2x Stone egg
2x Leaf egg
2x Wood egg
2x Sky egg
2x Water egg
Bunny Day glowy garland
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1x Earth egg
1x Stone egg
1x Leaf egg
1x Wood egg
1x Sky egg
1x Water egg
Bunny Day merry balloons
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1x Earth egg
1x Leaf egg
1x Sky egg
Bunny Day rug
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1x Earth egg
1x Stone egg
1x Leaf egg
1x Wood egg
1x Sky egg
1x Water egg
Bunny Day stool
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3x Water egg
Bunny Day vanity
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4x Leaf egg
Bunny Day wall
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2x Earth egg
2x Stone egg
2x Leaf egg
2x Wood egg
2x Sky egg
2x Water egg
Bunny Day wall clock
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3x Sky egg
Bunny Day wardrobe
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4x Stone egg
Bunny Day wreath
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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 the egg outfits we've discovered so far:

Outfit PieceNoneMaterial
Earth-egg shell
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2x Earth egg
Earth-egg outfit
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3x Earth egg
Earth-egg shoes
Animal_Crossing_Bunny_DIY_4
2x Earth egg
Leaf-egg shell
Animal_Crossing_Bunny_DIY_12
2x Leaf egg
Leaf-egg outfit
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3x Leaf egg
Leaf-egg shoes
Animal_Crossing_Bunny_DIY_22
2x Leaf egg
Sky-egg shell
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2x Sky egg
Sky-egg outfit
Animal_Crossing_Bunny_DIY_7
3x Sky egg
Sky-egg shoes
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2x Sky egg
Water-egg shell
Animal_Crossing_Bunny_DIY_16
2x Water egg
Water-egg outfit
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3x Water egg
Water-egg shoes
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2x Water egg

We'll add more Bunny Day and egg outfit DIY recipes as we discover them.

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.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons has arrived! After you've set up character customisation, your island name and chosen the correct season for your hemisphere, it's time to get to work on your new holiday life. Thankfully, we have some Animal Crossing New Horizons tips for that. There is fish to catch (including Stringfish and Sturgeon), bugs to catch, Bamboo, flowers and fruit to grow, hairstyles to unlock, villagers to add, shooting stars to wish upon, tools to craft (such as the new ladder and vaulting pole), materials (such Iron and Gold Nuggets) to find, Tarantulas to catch, wasp stings to avoid and Nook Miles and Bells to make, and of course, a house, museum and most importantly, the town hall and Isabelle to unlock where you can change the Town Tune and check your island star rating. You can also meet Gulliver and Wisp on your travels. Finally - you can take part in multiplayer, download QR code designs, complete your activities ahead of the Animal Crossing daily reset time, use amiibo and learning about the upcoming Bunny Day Easter event and Cherry blossom event.


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.

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.

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

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