This is a guide to all the seasons and seasonal materials in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). To learn what seasonal recipes you can craft with these time-limited materials, please read on.
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|Season||Northern Hemisphere||Southern Hemisphere|
|Spring||February 25 to May 31||August 25 to November 30|
|Summer||June 1 to August 31||December 1 to February 28|
|Fall||September 1 to November 25||March 1 to May 25|
|Winter||November 26 to February 24||May 26 to August 24|
Even though the dates change at 12 AM, a new day in Animal Crossing doesn't actually start until 5 AM, which means everything available on that day will still be available until 4:59 AM, just before the daily island-wide broadcast is made.
For example, in the Northern Hemisphere, summer ends on August 31, so Summer Shells will also be gone. However, it will still be summer, and Summer Shells can still appear on your island until Septemeber 1 4:59 AM, as long as the new day hasn't started yet.
The Northern and Southern Hemisphere have opposite seasons. For example, if you are playing in July, it will be Summer in the Northern Hemisphere, but Winter in the Southern one.
The island will also look drastically different depending on the season. Some bugs and fish will also appear depending on the season.
Click the material to go to their pages if you want to learn how to quickly farm these limited-time materials.
|Seasonal Material||Northern Hemisphere||Southern Hemisphere|
|Young Spring Bamboo||February 25 to May 31||August 25 to November 30|
|Cherry-Blossom Petal||April 1 to April 10||October 1 to October 10|
|Summer Shell||June 1 to August 31||December 1 to February 28|
|Acorn||Pine Cone||September 1 to December 10||March 1 to June 10|
|Elegant Mushroom||Flat Mushroom||November 1 to November 30||May 1 to May 31|
|Rare Mushroom||Round Mushroom|
|Maple Leaf||November 16 to November 25||May 16 to May 25|
|Snowflake||Large Snowflake||December 11 to February 24||June 11 to August 24|
|Red Ornament||Blue Ornament||December 15 to January 6||December 15 to January 6|
The Mushroom furniture and item series that is only available in fall.
Seasonal materials are used to craft seasonal DIY items using recipes that are only available during that season.
This is the list of all seasonal DIY's that include furniture and accessories crafted using the respective materials.
|Seasonal DIY's in Animal Crossing: New Horizons|
|Bamboo Series||Cherry-Blossom Series|
|Shell Series||Tree's Bounty Series|
|Maple-Leaf Series||Mushroom Series|
|Ice (Frozen) Series||Snowflake Series|
|Northern Hemisphere||February 25 to May 31|
|Southern Hemisphere||August 25 to November 30|
This is the perfect time to harvest fresh bamboo, or Young Spring Bamboo, as they call it. You can use these to craft Bamboo items.
You can also celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival, as your hardwood trees turn pink for 10 days, and you can catch Cherry-Blossom Petals falling around your island to craft Cherry-Blossom items.
|Northern Hemisphere||June 1 to August 31|
|Southern Hemisphere||December 1 to February 28|
Summer is here when the grass turns vibrant green, and new sets of bugs and fish will appear. You will also experience the longest day of the year called the Summer Solstice where the sun stays longer in the sky than usual. This is also the time to collect Summer Shells, which are used to craft Summer Shell items!
Additionally, each month, Flick will also be hosting the Bug-Off, so be sure to join that!
|Fall (Autumn) Duration|
|Northern Hemisphere||September 1 to November 25|
|Southern Hemisphere||March 1 to May 25|
Different kinds of Mushrooms will also start to appear around trees on the last month of Fall, which is known as Mushrooming Season.
Additionally, for 10 days, leaves will turn red and Maple Leaves will fall around your island, which you can catch to craft Maple-Leaf items.
|Northern Hemisphere||November 26 to February 24|
|Southern Hemisphere||May 26 to August 24|
Watch as Snowflakes fall on your island, which you can catch to craft Snowflake items. As the season comes, your island will be covered in snow, so be sure to dress warmly like the villagers!
|How to Get Materials|
|Clay||Clump of Weed||Tree Branch|
|Stone||Iron Nugget||Gold Nugget|
>>5 the lights are for christmas because the southern hemisphere get them around Xmas and its summer for us.
Winter is my favorite season! There's nothing in this guide about the *SPOILER AHEAD* lights on the cedar trees? I was wondering what day the snow sticks to the ground and when the lights appear on the cedar trees?!
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