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Festivale
Rainbow Feather Dance
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Festivale (カーニバル, Carnival) 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 you, 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 New Orleans of the US, and Carnival, a holiday celebrated worldwide.

Events

In all installments starting from Animal Crossing: City Folk, the player is given the objective of gathering items (candy in Animal Crossing: City Folk and feathers in Animal Crossing: 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 you will have to collect 3 of the same colored feathers and give them to Pavé. Your villagers will also trade you a different colored feather or make you play for it.

Recurrence
  • 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 Animal Crossing: 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 you have none of the two, the neighbor will randomly choose an item, i.e. furniture. There is no limit of how many games you can play with the neighbors, 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 you a random colored item 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 you what side you think it will be facing up. You have to do this 3 times in a row - if you lose the second or third time, you lose the game. When you win, you can pick what color candy you want to receive.

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

Psychic/ESP Test - The neighbor will ask you what you think the image in their mind is of. You have 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 you think they 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 Animal Crossing: New Leaf

In Animal Crossing: 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 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.

Obtaining the correct number of the specific color of feathers requested by Pave, 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.

There is also a new game which involves the player guessing which way a villager will turn their head.

Furniture

250px-Pavé Series
Main article: Pavé Series

Once the player gives Pavé the candy he always demands 3 pieces and 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 Pave clock was distributed via WiiConnect24 during the Festivale 2010 event. It is not an official item of the Pavé series and is no longer available to download. The clock is now available from Pavé in Animal Crossing: New Leaf as one of the items he 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.

Storage

Mail storage - The player can place candy in letters and keep them in your mail storage. One can also place the candy 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 your bag to save them from villagers. A common tip is to collect some shells and grab some fruit, then when you talk to the villagers, instead of asking for 500 bells or valuable items they will ask for whatever fruit you have carrying around with you. Whatever candy is earned can also be subject to taking, so any candy obtained should be instantly dropped or hidden in letters.

Look

Villagers will compliment you and give you a free piece of candy the first time you see them that day if you are wearing a "look". If you put on a look later they will not give you candy.


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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
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