ACNH May Update 2021 - New Events, Items, DIY Recipes In Animal Crossing New Horizons
4/1/2021 11:02:22 AM

In April, we ushered in the first anniversary of Animal Crossing and received a huge free update. This time Nintendo did not disappoint the players, not only brought seasonal festivals and items as usual, but also added a large number of exciting crossover items and upgraded the quality of life on the island. Now after a crazy April, what else will make us indulge in life on the island again in the next month? Let's discover the events and items that we can expect in ACNH May Update 2021.

ACNH May Update 2021


ACNH May Update 2021 - Animal Crossing New Horizons May Items & Events

The April Anniversary Update allows ACNH to have a busy spring, and this busy life will not stop and will continue in May because a series of new items and festivals will return or come to Animal Crossing New for the first time Horizons. What's worth looking forward to? Let's go over now:

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May Day Tour & Items

Date: May 1st ~ May 7th

Items: May Day Ticket, Rover's Brief Case

May Day is just like Labor Day in Animal Crossing New Horizons: a special event takes place during a more unusual tour of the islands than usual, where a special character from other Animal Crossing titles returns and brings with him an exclusive reward!

On Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the May Day holiday is actually an event that we can participate in from May 1st to May 7th. Although you can complete everything in one day, let's keep in mind that you have, however, a whole week to be able to participate and get the prizes up for grabs, in particular Rover's Suitcase!


Mother's Day Event & Items

Date: May 9

Items: Thank-you Mom mug (TBA)

During the month of May, Animal Crossing: New Horizons also celebrates Mother's Day: throughout the month you can get an exclusive item related to this anniversary not available in the rest of the year!

During the month of May in 2021, the Thank-you Mom mug was available for purchase from May 1st to May 31st on the Nook Shop, on the occasion of Mother's Day, which is celebrated on the second Sunday of May in most states. We have no idea if Nintendo will still offer the  Thank-you Mom mug to us or add brand items for Mother’s Day in 2021. 


International Museum Day

Date: May 18th ~ May 31st

Items: Bug, Fish, and Fossil Stamps

The stamp race for International Museum Day is an event held during the second half of May: as the name suggests, the event focuses on the museum of our island and brings with it many exclusive prizes, obtainable only in this period.

The International Museum Day event is held on Animal Crossing: New Horizons starting May 18 and for nearly two weeks, until May 31. Therefore, although the name may be misleading, it is not an event that will last only one day: we have plenty of time to complete the various challenges and get all the prizes!


ACNH May DIY Recipes & Seasonal Items

May is the last month of staying on your island in spring. In the northern hemisphere, the cherry blossoms have faded, but the spring bamboo shoots are still alive; and the players in the hemisphere have entered late autumn with fascinating scenery. And we don’t know whether Nintendo will bring us new DIY recipes. But this month we are sure that you can also collect the following DIY recipes and materials:

  • Young Spring Bamboo: 2/25~5/31 (North)

  • Maple Leaf: 5/1~5/31 (South)

  • Skinny Mushroom: 5/1~5/31 (South)

  • Round Mushroom: 5/1~5/31 (South)

  • Flat Mushroom: 5/1~5/31 (South)

  • Rare Mushroom: 5/1~5/31 (South)

  • Elegant Mushroom: 5/1~5/31 (South)


ACNH May Fish, Bugs & Sea Creatures

In Animal Crossing New Horizons, as the seasons and climate change, some fish, bugs, and seas creatures will leave our island every month, and a new batch of new species will return. This is the new creature you can catch in May.

New Fish In May

Mahi-mahi (6,500) - All Day (Northern Hemisphere)

Giant Trevally (4,500) - All Day (Northern Hemisphere)

Angelfish (3,000) - 4pm-9am (Northern Hemisphere)

Betta (2,500) - 9am - 4pm (Northern Hemisphere)

Nibble Fish (1,500) - 9am-4pm (Northern Hemisphere)

Rainbowfish (800) - 9am-4pm (Northern Hemisphere) 

Catfish (500) - 4pm-9am (Northern Hemisphere)

Frog - All Day (Northern Hemisphere)

Blue Marlin (10,000) - All Day (Southern Hemisphere)

Tuna (7,000) - All Day (Southern Hemisphere) 

Blowfish (5,000) - 9pm-4am (Southern Hemisphere)

Football Fish (2,500) - 4pm-9am (Southern Hemisphere)

Bitterling (800) - All Day (Southern Hemisphere)

New Sea Creatures in May

Vampire Squid (10000) - 4pm-9am (Northern Hemisphere)

Slate Pencil Urchin (2000) - 4pm-9am (Northern Hemisphere)

Sea Urchin (1700) - All Day (Northern Hemisphere)

Gigas Giant Clam (1500) - All Day (Northern Hemisphere)

Spotted Garden Eel (1100) - 4am-9pm (Northern Hemisphere)

Red King Crab (8000) - All Day (Southern Hemisphere)

Sea Pig (8000) - 4pm-9am (Southern Hemisphere)

Snow Crab (6000) - All Day (Southern Hemisphere)

Dungeoness Crab (1900) - All Day (Southern Hemisphere)

Sea Cucumber (500) - All Day (Southern Hemisphere)

New Bugs In May

Scorpion (8000) - 7pm-4am (Northern Hemisphere) 

Banded Dragonfly (4500) - 8am-5pm (Northern Hemisphere)

Queen Alexandra's Birdwing (4000) - 8am-4pm (Northern Hemisphere)

Rosalia Batesi Beetle (3000) - All Day (Northern Hemisphere)

Great Purple Emperor (3000) - 4am-7am (Northern Hemisphere) 

Diving Beetle (800) - 8am-7pm (Northern Hemisphere)

Violin Beetle (450) - All Day (Northern Hemisphere)

Pondskater (130) - 8am-7pm (Northern Hemisphere) 

Tarantula (8000) - 7pm-4am (Southern Hemisphere)  

Damselfly (500) - All Day (Southern Hemisphere) 

Mole cricket (500) - All Day (Southern Hemisphere)

And there are some bugs that will leave your island in Jane such as Mole Cricket and Golden Trout and more, so make sure to capture some in May. Especially in Southern Hemisphere, due to the season is turning to winter, a bulk of bugs, fishes, and sea creatures are leaving in May. 

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