Every Sunday in August, there is a Fireworks show in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and seeing as how this is my first Animal Crossing game, it was quite a treat.

An interesting addition in New Leaf is custom fireworks that use your designs to make big spherical explosions, and once I realized that, I knew I had to make some special designs that were interspersed amongst the other fireworks. I took screenshots of the wonderful time I had and thought I might share them with all of you.

Here is the special fireworks festival music to get you in a delightful mood for the pictures:

Beginning the festivities at sunset, with Isabelle and Redd

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Oooo. Aaaaa. The Death Star is gone and Animal Crossing is saved!

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Very cute. ♥ Animal Crossing never ceases to be charming.

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Hey now... That looks familiar...

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Firing off my own firework!

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Buying cookies and winning prizes from Redd the fox.

(Get it? "Redd Foxx")

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Watching a shiny firework at the town hall, with the proud flag of Peaceton.

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Hangin out with Kapp'n the Kappa, possibly my favorite AC character so far.

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Showing off my sparkler to Tom the cat.

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Well hey there, Giant Bomb's logo!

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"Hello Patrick..."

(reference to Spookin with Scoops videos)

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"I love watching you." (from Imscared)

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Kotaku was there, too!

And in honor of the recently deceased Ryan Davis of Giant Bomb dot com, I included a design loosely based on this great "OBEY"-like image by a fellow Giant Bomb member: Link

Tonight and each Sunday at 7PM in August, you can enjoy a fireworks show in Animal Crossing: New Leaf as I have. This game is charming in every way, and as a game which encourages a simple peace and joy with the player, I'd say it is exceptional. Despite usually preferring more intense and tactical games with crisis and competition, I am thankful for getting to occasionally enjoy games like this.

Now, as the night winds down...

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Rest in peace, Ryan Davis.

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