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May Day, International Museum Day, and wedding season come to Animal Crossing: New Horizons

In the Animal Crossing™: New Horizons game, time moves along just like in real life. This means that seasons will change, different bugs and fish may hang out on your island, and some fun events are on the horizon. Whether you experienced these events last year or will experience them for the first time this year, here’s a rundown of what’s happening in the next couple months.

To participate in the events, you’ll need to download a free update available on April 28th. We’ll talk about that a little later in the article if you need some help!

Upcoming Events

May Day (April 29 - May 7): Use your May Day Ticket and tour a rather interesting island between April 29 - May 7. These tickets are single-use, so plan your trip accordingly. Have a good flight!

International Museum Day (May 18 - May 31): To celebrate International Museum Day, players can take part in a Stamp Rally between May 18-31. After talking to Blathers and receiving a special stamp card, players can enjoy viewing fish, insects, fossils, and art while collecting stamps at the various museum exhibits.

Wedding Season (June 1 – June 30): Since Reese and Cyrus got married in the month of June, it’s now their tradition to take weddings photos on Harvey’s Island every June. Meet up with them on the island and help take adorable photos. A few decorations go a long way!

Also, wedding season-themed furniture and fashion items will be available in Nook Shopping and Able Sisters during the entire month. Check them out before they rotate out.

Seasonal Items As always, please check Nook Shopping for new seasonal items during May and June. You’ll find a selection of items based on Mother’s Day, Cheese Rolling, and more!

How to update your game

It’s quite possible that your game has already updated itself, but it’s easy to check. Just select the game’s icon on the HOME Menu, press the + Button, and select Software Update (internet connection required). If you need to update, you may be asked to restart the game. Once you’re all updated, just jump back to your island.

If it’s the day of an event and the event doesn’t turn up for you, don’t fret. Try restarting the game while connected to the internet. Please note that changing your system clock won’t trigger the events to happen.

About Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Relax on a deserted island and create your own paradise as you explore, create, and customize in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Your island getaway has a wealth of natural resources that can be used to craft everything from tools to creature comforts. You can catch bugs at the crack of dawn, chat with charming residents, decorate your paradise, or enjoy sunset on the beach while fishing in the ocean. The time of day and season match real life, so each day on your island is a chance to check in and find surprises all year round.

To explore the game, check out the official site at https://www.animal-crossing.com/new-horizons.