ACNH April 2021 Events & Items - Anniversary Gift, Nook Points, Bunny Day, Fools Day In Animal Crossing New Horizons 1.9.0 Update
3/17/2021 11:38:11 AM

A bunch of new content coming in Animal Crossing New Horizons, alongside its anniversary 1.9.0 update! In this guide, we go over the confirmed details about the ACNH 1st Anniversary 1.9.0 Update including new items, events, and features coming into Animal Crossing New Horizons in April.


Animal Crossing New Horizons Anniversary 1.9.0 Update

Good news for Animal Crossing: New Horizons players. Apparently, this March 18, we will receive a lot of new features with a new update. This is the previously confirmed update to make the game compatible with the Sanrio news. However, it appears that this update also includes new features to assist players, the return of the Egg Hunt, and more seasonal events and new ACNH items.


ACNH April 2021 Events and Items

The AnimalCrossing: New Horizons update arrives on March 18th, bringing Sanrio themed items and residents through the Animal Crossing Sanrio Collaboration Pack amiibo cards, Custom Design enhancements, and new seasonal items. Here, we list when and how you can get all the seasonal items in April 2021. 


ACNH 1st Anniversary Items

  • Items: 1st Anniversary Cake

  • Available Time: March 18th

  • How To Get: Download the 1.9.0 version update and get it for free in your mailbox

To celebrate the Anniversary of Animal Crossing New Horizons, a free “1st Anniversary Cake” item made by Tanuki Development will be delivered to everyone's mailbox that has been updated to "Ver 1.9.0".

ACNH 1st Anniversary Cake Gift


Sanrio Themed Items and Villagers

  • Items: 6 Sanrio Villagers & Related Themed Furniture

  • Available Time: March 18th

  • How To Get: Use Sanrio amiibo card to invite villager to your campsite and buy Sanrio items in Nook Shopping with bells after updating your game to 1.9.0

By downloading the update Ver.1.9.0, your game will be compatible with the Animal Crossing: New Leaf amiibo cards and amiibo card from the new Sanrio Characters Collaboration. You can order collaboration items with the image of Sanrio characters, solicit residents drawn on the card at the campsite, or take a commemorative photo at the studio of "Panny Island". While the reprint of Sanrio Characters Collaboration will be released on March 26th (Friday). For more details, please see this article as well.


ACNH April Fools Day Items

  • Items: Whoopie Cushion item

  • Available Time: March 26 to April 1st

  • How To Get: Purchase at Nook Shopping with bells

For celebrating Fools Day, the Whoopie Cushion item will be available in a different colors each day at Nook Shopping from March 26 to April 1st, which allows you to play a harmless prank with your villagers. 

ACNH 2021 April Fools Day Items


ACNH 2021 Bunny Day Items

Items: Easter Eggs, Bunny Day themed DIY recipes & Items, New Added Items

  • Available Time: March 28th to April 4th

  • How To Get: 

    Easter Eggs: Dig up eggs on ground for free

    Bunny Day Themed DIY recipes: From floating balloon presents on sky and drifting bottle on beach

    Bunny Day Themed Items: Craft with DIY recipes, eggs and other materials; visit Nook’s Cranny from 3/28 to 4/4 to grab one item from the Bunny Day series each day; buy new added exclusive items at Nook’s Cranny. 

The "Easter" festival will be held on April 4th (Sun) this year, although the days vary depending on the year. On the island, it seems that "eggs" will begin to be hidden here and there from Sunday, March 28, a week ago. Whether you participated last year or are new to it, collect various eggs and DIY special furniture! From this year, furniture related to Easter will be lined up at "Nook’s Cranny" from March 28th to April 4th. Items that are different from DIY using eggs are lined up, so please check this out as well.

ACNH 2021 Bunny Day Items


High school Prom Items

  • Items: Prom Sash, Prom Floor, Prom Wall & Prom themed fashion items

  • Available Time: April 1st to April 30th

  • How To Get: Purchase at Nook Shopping & Able Sisters with bells

Brand new items and clothes inspired by high school Prom will be available in Nook Shopping and Able Sisters from April 1st to April 30th, with different colors for “Prom Sash” rotating n and out each day. 

ACNH April 2021 Prom Night Items


Korean Singmogil Day Items

  • Items: Forsythia

  • Available Time: April 1st to April 10th

  • How To Get: Purchase at Nook Shopping with bells

April 5th (Monday) is an anniversary called "Singmogil Day" in Korea and is considered to be the day to plant trees. You can order "Forsythia" from April 1st to April 10th, so why not decorate your island?

ACNH 2021 Singmogil Items


ACNH 2021 Earth Day Items

  • Items: Cool Globe

  • Available Time: April 15th to April 22nd

  • How To Get: Purchase at Nook Shopping with bells

April 22 (Thursday) is "Earth Day". It is said to be a day to think about the global environment.

After this date, you can order "Cool Globe" from April 15th to April 22nd.

ACNH 2021 Earth Day Items


ACNH Nook Points

  • Available Time: At end of March

  • How To Get: Earn on Nook Link service inside of the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app

The Nook Link service that can be used with the smartphone app Nintendo Switch Online will also be updated in late March. With this update, you will be able to accumulate "Nook Points" once a day. You can exchange the accumulated points for your favorite prizes and send them to Animal Crossing New Horizons.


Nintendo Switch Lite Furniture For Subscribers

  • Items: Nook Cranny Square Rug

  • Available Time: March 18th

  • How To Get: Order from Nook Shopping for players 

Beginning with Version 1.9.0, players who have subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online and redeemed the code can order the Nintendo Switch Lite furniture item gift. It will be available in color variations matching all four main Nintendo Switch Lite consoles too.


ACNH 1.9.0 Update New Features

In addition to the new items, there are huge new features rolling into the game which will surely upgrade your quality of life in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

More Custom Design Slots

After the update on 3/18, you can add more Pro Design options, and receive 50 more slots in both Custom Designs and Pro Designs each. With a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can access the Custom Design Portal from your NookPhone!

New Custom Designs

New ways to unleash your creativity! Once you have the Custom Design Pro Editor +, you’ll be able to create custom designs for umbrellas, Uchiwa Fans, handheld flags, and face-cutout standees!

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