New Year's Day is a real world event and a special event that occurs in Animal Crossing for the Nintendo GameCube. As its name implies it ensues on the first of January. The event will start on 6 a.m. and will last till 11 p.m. If you happen to come across the wishing well during this time the mayor, Tortimer, will give a speech and will then give you a new diary for the following year.