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Groundhog Day


Groundhog's day

Appearance Animal Crossing,
Animal Forest e+,
City Folk,
New Leaf
Occurs February 2nd
Special character Mr. Resetti (AC)
Tortimer (CF)
Isabelle (NL)

Groundhog Day, also known as Mole Day, is an event in the Animal Crossing series. This holiday was left out of Wild World. However, it returns in City Folk and all games since.


In Animal Crossing

Like the real holiday, the entire village will gather to see if the local mole will predict winter, else the long awaited spring. At 7:00 AM, villagers will congregate around the Wishing Well. The player can chat with the villagers while waiting until 8:00 AM, when Mr. Resetti makes a cameo appearance as "the mole". If the player talks to Tortimer after the ceremony (which finishes at 9:00 AM), he will give them one of many flower models in honor of the occasion.

In City Folk

During Mole Day in City Folk, Tortimer will be standing in front of the Town Hall. If the player speaks to him, he will give them a model of Mr. Resetti.

In New Leaf

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Bulletin board post about Groundhog Day in New Leaf.

The event makes an appearance in New Leaf as well. Isabelle, the Mayor's secretary, can be found at the Plaza for the player to talk to. Once doing so, Isabelle will hand them a Resetti Model, the same item the player receives in City Folk. The only thing that differs from the previous game such as there being a billboard that one player can stick their face into, a hole for a player to make faces with Mr. Resetti by their side.

Dialogue in New Leaf

During Groundhog Day, the following dialogue is spoken by Isabelle:

  • "Oh, Mayor! Today's the day we try to guess when spring will arrive, It's "Groundhog Day!"
  • "That's why I've prepared a special little something to really celebrate "Groundhog Day!"
  • "It's a Resetti model! Please take it in celebration of our town's Groundhog Day!"


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January: New Year's DayLa-Di-DayFishing TourneyTortimer's VacationYay DayFlea Market
February: Groundhog DayFishing TourneyBright NightsValentine's DayTortimer's VacationFlea MarketFestivaleLeap Day
March: Fishing TourneyFestivaleBunny DayShamrock DaySpring Sports Fair
April: April Fool's DayCherry Blossom FestivalNature DayFishing TourneyWeeding DayBunny Day
May: Spring CleaningMother's DayFishing Tourney
June: Graduation DayFather's DayBug OffFishing TourneySummer Solstice
July: Fireworks ShowMorning AerobicsHometown DayBug Off
August: Fireworks ShowMeteor ShowerFounder's DayMorning AerobicsBug Off
September: Labor DayFall Sports FairHarvest Moon FestivalAutumn MoonBug Off
October: Explorer's DayMushrooming SeasonHarvest Moon FestivalHalloweenFishing Tourney
November: Mayor's DayOfficer's DayFishing TourneyHarvest FestivalSale Day
December: Snow DayWinter SolsticeToy DayNew Year's EveCountdown
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