Animal Crossing: New Horizons Lunar New Year 2022 - Dates and Items

There are multiple seasonal events that you can celebrate in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and the Lunar New Year is one of them. Every event will bring its own set of rewards, activities and interactions. We've listed the date and potential items for Lunar New Year 2022.

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When Will Lunar New Year Be In 2022?

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The Lunar New Year for 2022 in-game will be on February 1st.

However, it seems that you will only be able to buy items for the event in real-time so time travelling will not work. From previous Lunar New Year events, it's fair to assume that you will be able to buy Lunar New Year items from Nook Shopping from January 30th but we will update this page as we learn more.

What Happens on Lunar New Year?

When you head into your game on the day of Lunar New Year, Isabelle will greet you as usual and notify you that Lunar New Year has begun. Your villagers will mention it too if you speak to them but aside from that, there seems to be very little that happens.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Lunar New Year Character Interaction
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Lunar New Year in Past Games

Lunar New Year is an event that has occurred in the previous games too. It has been featured in some versions of City Folk and New Leaf, the predecessors to New Horizons.

Lunar New Year Items for 2022

Based on previous years, it seems that there are only a few items you can get that surround the Lunar New Year. As 2022 is not quite here yet, we can only assume that we will see these items from 2021 appear again:

  • Lunar New Year Decoration
  • Lucky Pouch
  • Lucky Red Envelope
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We will update this guide as we learn more about the Lunar New Year event for 2022.

Seasonal holidays and events are scattered throughout the year in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If you're new to the game you should take a look at our how to unlock all shops guide as you will need these to be able to enjoy all future events. Also, take a look at our how to get medicine guide as wasp stings really hurt.

Updated November 2nd, 2021 by Marie Pritchard. Contributions from Nick Farrell.