Animal Crossing: New Horizons - When Is Bunny Day 2022?

Animal Crossing New Horizons. The player is stood on the left and smiling at Zipper T.Bunny on Bunny Day.

Bunny Day is one of the major yearly events that happen in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Once the yellow bunny visits your island there is plenty for you to do to celebrate the event. This is why we're going to show you when Bunny Day is for 2022, explain what it is, what you need to do during the event and we show you all of the rewards you can get from it. Let's hop to it!

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When Is Bunny Day 2022?

Bunny Day will be on April 17th, 2022. When you open up your game, Isabelle will mention that it's Bunny Day during her daily announcements and she will drop hints that you have a special visitor on the Island.

What Is It?

The event coincides with and seems to celebrate Easter Sunday at the same time as the real-world holiday. Zipper, a rather melancholic rabbit, will visit your town and your island will be filled with egg-citing treats.

What Do You Need To Do on Bunny Day?

On Bunny Day, you need to go and talk to Zipper who is in the plaza outside Resident Services. He will talk to you about the day and tell you that they have hidden eggs across your island (no eggs are hidden indoors). Zipper will then give you a Bunny Day recipe and tell you that there are recipes like that one hidden across your Island too. He will also tell you that there is a special prize if you collect and craft all of his Bunny Day recipes.

These are the 6 types of eggs that you can find across your island:

  • Earth Eggs - these can be found by digging up the ground where you would usually look for a Fossil.
  • Leaf Eggs - You'll find these growing on non-fruit trees on your Island.
  • Sky Eggs - These can be found by shooting down floating balloon gifts.
  • Stone Eggs - If you hit a rock with a Shovel or an Axe, you should find some of these.
  • Water Eggs - You will need to get your fishing rod out and go fishing for these ones. Eggs will have the same shape as a fish shadow, it's up to chance if you get an egg or a fish.
  • Wood Eggs - You can get these eggs by hitting a tree with an Axe. We recommend using a Flimsy Axe as you can get the materials from a tree without cutting it down.
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Sometimes villagers will ask you if you want to trade your eggs for some of theirs. This is particularly useful if you're struggling to get a certain egg type.

This is where and how you can find Bunny Day recipes:

  • Bunny Day-themed Balloons
  • Egg Message Bottles on the beach
  • Zipper T. Bunny
Animal Crossing New Horizons. The player is stood on a beach with a question mark above their head as they look down at a rainbow message bottle.
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There is a recipe inside this egg-quisite bottle! (I'm not even sorry)

Bunny Day Items

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In the days leading up to and on Bunny Day itself, Nooks' Cranny will sell a variety of special items surrounding the event. They will be items that you cannot craft so they're worth looking at.

We have listed all of the items that you can get by playing through the Bunny Day event and collecting recipes or eggs. This guide is based on the items and rewards from the previous event, if anything changes for the next one we will update this page.

Bunny Day Recipes

  • Bunny Day Basket
  • Bunny Day Merry Balloons
  • Bunny Day Festive Balloons
  • Bunny Day Wreath
  • Bunny Day Glowing Garland
  • Bunny Day Stool
  • Bunny Day Lamp
  • Bunny Day Rug
  • Bunny Day Wall Clock
  • Bunny Day Wall
  • Bunny Day Arch
  • Bunny Day Flooring
  • Bunny Day Fence
  • Bunny Day Wardrobe
  • Bunny Day Table
  • Bunny Day Vanity
  • Bunny Day Wobbling Zipper Toy (Craft all of the above recipes and then speak to Zipper to get this special prize)
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Bunny Day Clothing Recipes

These are items of clothing that you can craft during and after collecting eggs on Bunny Day.

Earth Egg Recipes

  • Earth-egg Shell
  • Earth-egg Outfit
  • Earth-egg Shoes
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Leaf Egg Recipes

  • Leaf-egg Shell
  • Leaf-egg Outfit
  • Leaf-egg Shoes
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Sky Egg Recipes

  • Sky-egg Shell
  • Sky-egg Outfit
  • Sky-egg Shoes
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Stone Egg Recipes

  • Stone-egg Shell
  • Stone-egg Outfit
  • Stone-egg Shoes
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Wood Egg Recipes

  • Wood-egg Shell
  • Wood-egg Outfit
  • Wood-egg Shoes
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Water Egg Recipes

  • Water-egg Shell
  • Water-egg Outfit
  • Water-egg Shoes
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Egg-cellent Clothes

  • Egg Party Dress
  • Egg Party Hat
  • Bunny Day Bag
  • Bunny Day Crown
  • Bunny Day Wand (After obtaining the Wobbly Zipper Toy, craft all of the recipes above and speak to Zipper again to get the wand)
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As you can see, there is plenty of egg-citement during Bunny Day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. You will definitely need some tools to help you, so you should take a look at our guide on how to make a Shovel. Then you should take a look at our guide on how to catch floating gifts, recipes are quite literally everywhere during Bunny Day!

Updated November 24th, 2021 by Marie Pritchard. Contributions from Chris Trout.