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Festivale
カーニバル Kaanibaru
Rainbow Feather Dance
Appearance City Folk,
New Leaf
Occurs February or March
Special character Pavé
New Leaf Without Sound Effects
180 - Animal Crossing New Leaf (3DS) - Festivale (Carnival, No SFX)
New Leaf
135 - Animal Crossing New Leaf (3DS) - Festivale (Carnival)
RainbowFeather texture

Festivale is a Spring event that happens in February or March depending on the year. Pavé hosts the event in front of the Event Plaza. As some neighbors will tell the player, there will be no snow or rain during the entire day. Festivale is quoted (by Nintendo Power) as an "all-day festival of color, costumes and craziness!". In real life, the event falls on Mardi Gras, a holiday celebrated in the Southern United States, and Carnival, a holiday celebrated worldwide.

Theme without SFX

Events

In all installments starting from City Folk, the player is given the objective of gathering items (candy in City Folk and feathers in New Leaf) requested by Pavé during the festivities. In obtaining the items, Pavé will reward the player with items from the Pavé Series of furniture. Villagers will also join in the festivities, challenging the player in a series of games. In New Leaf, three feathers of the same color have to be collected and given to Pavé. Villagers will also trade colored feathers.

Recurrence
  • 11th February 2013
  • 3rd March 2014
  • 16th February 2015
  • 8th February 2016
  • 27th February 2017
  • 12th February 2018
  • 4th March 2019
  • 24th February 2020
  • 15th February 2021
  • 28th February 2022
  • 20th February 2023
  • 12th February 2024

In City Folk

During the day, neighbors walking around the town will challenge the player to a number of games to win candy. However, if the player loses the game he or she must give up some candy or 500 Bells. If the player is holding neither, the neighbor will randomly choose an item, i.e. furniture. There is no limit of how many games that can be played with the villagers, but only the ones outside of their homes play games.

The games are as follows:

Imaginary Soccer - The neighbor will pretend to be a sports commentator and will act out a soccer scene. In response, the player has to select either I'll kick left/right or I'll protect left/right. The player has to score or protect two times in a row. This will result in the neighbor giving the player a random colored of candy.

Rock, Paper, Scissors - The neighbor will play a word game of rock, paper, scissors and they will shout their answer. The player has to be the first to get it right two times in a row to win a randomly selected item of candy.

Coin Toss - The neighbor will pretend to flip a coin and will ask the player what side they think it will be facing up. The player has to do this 3 times in a row - if they lose the second or third time, they lose the game. When the player wins, they can pick what color candy they want to receive.

What hand the candy is in - The neighbor will ask the player which hand they think the candy is in. The player has to get it right two times in a row out of two goes. Once the player win, they get a random piece of candy.

Psychic/ESP Test - The neighbor will ask the player what they think the image in their mind is of. The player has to get both questions right to get the candy. The first question is out of 3 shapes; either circle, triangle, and square. The second question is what fruit the player thinks the neighbour can picture in their mind: apple, peach, orange, cherry and pear (occasionally, none will be an option in place of one of the fruit options). If the player wins, they get to pick what color candy they receive.

The candy the player has won can be given to Pavé, who will exchange it for furniture in the Pavé Series.

Candy

Main article: Candy

Candy is won during the events of Festivale, and can be supplied to Pavé depending on the color that he requests. Some candy can be collected before Festivale by buying it from the town store during the event. The player may also use candy collected from previous events, such as Halloween or Bunny Day. The player will also receive candy from town villagers.

Each color of candy represents a type of feeling/mentality, which Pavé will describe when he received them. These are described below:

  • Green Candy - Calm/relaxed. Pavé will announce he is hyper (possibly after eating Blue Candy), and will ask for Green Candy to calm down. "Relaxing, like a stroll in park! The green kind!"
  • Blue Candy - Refreshing. Pavé will say he is getting tired. "Refreshing, like cold wind! The blue kind!"
  • Red Candy - Explosive. Pavé demands something juicy, "The red kind, like a strawberry explosion!"
  • Yellow Candy - Zesty. Pavé will annouce that he has run out of "zest" in his dance. "Puckery, like lemonade! The yellow kind!"

In New Leaf

In New Leaf, Festivale differs slightly from its City Folk counterpart. All villagers who can be found walking around the town will wear a feathered headdress. They will also be singing, dancing, and wearing the same shirt. The games will be different also, for the only game from City Folk is Rock, Paper, Scissors , with some modifications.

The objective for the player has also changed. Instead of obtaining candy, the player is sent to find feathers by Pavé, which must be collected using a net. During the day, feathers will be falling from the sky amongst the confetti, making it challenging to identify the correct color of feathers. There are eight different colored feathers the player can get: pink, red, blue, green, yellow, white, purple and rainbow.

  • The seven feathers the player can catch, excluding the Rainbow Feather.

Obtaining the correct number of the specific color of feathers requested by Pavé, or by catching a rainbow feather, earns the player a small dance performance, with a special dance if they have caught a rainbow feather. After Pavé has danced, he will give the player a piece of furniture from the Pavé Series.

The games in New Leaf as followed:

Rock, Paper, Scissors- The neighbor will play a word game of rock, paper, scissors and they will shout their answer. The player has only one try to win this game, unless the player and the villager get a stalemate,then the player and the villager will restart the game till either one wins. If the player wins, the villager will give the player a feather. If the player loses, then the villager will take a feather from he/she.

Charades-The villager will act out a thing, animal, or type of person (ex.clown) using emotions. The player then has four different answers to choose from. If the player chooses the correct answer, then the villager will give the player a feather. If the player chooses a incorrect answer, then the villager will take a feather from the player.

Made Ya Look- The player has three tries to turn his/her head the same direction as the villager.If the player turns his/her head the same direction as the villager, then the villager will give the player a feather. If the player fails to turn his/her head in the same direction as the villager, then the villager will take a feather from the player.This game can only happen if the player is inside a villager's house.

In amiibo Festival

In amiibo Festival, Festivale is a board event that lasts for one turn. During this event all spaces turn into Feather Spaces. Each player will receive the feather of whichever space they land on, and will receive Bells and Happy Points according to which feather they pick up.

Furniture

250px-Pavé Series
Main article: Pavé Series

Once the player gives Pavé the candy (he always demands 3 pieces), he will give them an item. Sometimes they will receive the same item more than once. However, the upside is that all of his furniture is worth 12,000 Bells, except when noted.

The Pavé clock was distributed via WiiConnect24 during the Festivale 2010 event. Prior to Animal Crossing: New Leaf, it was not an official item in the Pavé series, and it is no longer obtainable through downloading, however it has since been made available as one of the items that Pavé gives out.

Pavé Series:

  • Pavé Bed
  • Pavé Bookshelf
  • Pavé Bureau
  • Pavé Chair
  • Pavé Chest
  • Pavé Closet
  • Pavé End Table
  • Pavé Floor (1,800 Bells)
  • Pavé Lamp
  • Pavé Sofa
  • Pavé Table
  • Pavé Wall (1,800 Bells)
  • Pavé Clock (NL) (CF: Distributed Item only, February 2010)

Tips and Tricks

Below are some useful tips and tricks when trading candy for Pavé's furniture.

Dropping

If the player has too many of one type of feather/candies but not another, then the player can drop the "rarer" feather(s)/candies and keep the more "common" feather(s)/candies. Then the player can play games with villagers. Gaining more feathers/candies and if the player loses a game, then the player will not have to risk the villager from taking a "rarer" feather/candy.

Storage

Mail storage - The player can place candy or feathers in letters and keep them in the player's mail storage. One can also place the candy or feathers inside of furniture, like wardrobes or drawers.

Wagers

It is generally advised to leave tools, special items and money in storage or any other area outside of the player's bag to save them from villagers. A common tip is to collect some shells and grab some fruit, then when the player talks to the villagers, instead of asking for 500 bells or valuable items they will ask for whatever fruit they have carrying around with them Whatever candy is earned can also be subject to taking, so any candy obtained should be instantly dropped or hidden in letters. Only in City Folk

Look

Villagers will compliment the player and give them a free piece of candy the first time they see them that day if they are wearing a "look". If the player put on a look later the villagers will not give them candy. This is only in City Folk


Events
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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 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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