____      _                _                     __ 
 / ___|__ _| | ___ _ __   __| | __ _ _ __    ___  / _|
| |   / _` | |/ _ \ '_ \ / _` |/ _` | '__|  / _ \| |_ 
| |__| (_| | |  __/ | | | (_| | (_| | |    | (_) |  _|
 \____\__,_|_|\___|_| |_|\__,_|\__,_|_|     \___/|_|  
                                                      
 _____                 _       
| ____|_   _____ _ __ | |_ ___ 
|  _| \ \ / / _ \ '_ \| __/ __|
| |___ \ V /  __/ | | | |_\__ \
|_____| \_/ \___|_| |_|\__|___/

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                        Copyright and Legal Information
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This guide and all contents and layout Copyright © 2008 by Stardustandsunshine
"Calendar of Events" header created using FIGlet.

The ONLY sites that have permission to host this FAQ as of April 13, 2008
are:

http://www.gamefaqs.com
http://www.neoseeker.com
http://www.supercheats.com

As for you, the reader, you may NOT copy any or all of this FAQ and post it
anywhere or use it in any way other than for your own personal use, whether
you give me credit for it or not, without expressed written permission. You
may absolutely not claim it or any part of it as your own or use it for any
sort of personal gain (including financial).

However, you CAN save it to your hard drive or print it or write it out by
hand--as long as you don't use it for anything other than your own personal
use.

Okay, now that we've got that cleared up, read on, and enjoy!

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                                Version History
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April 13, 2008: Version 1.0
  --First, last, and final version, unless a mistake is found, there will be no
    need for updates since the birthdates of every character in the game and
    every festival are listed and there's nothing left to be discovered.

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                                 Introduction
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There is already plenty of information out there on this game. I've seen tons
of comprehensive information on the festivals and on the villagers's birthdays.
The problem is the way it's organized. Normally the villager's birthday is
listed on his or her individual profile. Then the festivals are arranged separ-
ately according to season.

I think it would be much easier to have it organized by calendar, so you can
see at a glance what each day's events are, what's happening tomorrow, and
what's coming up next, so you can plan ahead. Hence the need for this guide. I
have arranged things by date, starting with the first day of the year and going
through the calendar to the last day. Hopefully this guide is easy to use and
even print.

You can find detailed information on the characters' likes and dislikes and how
to trigger events and what they entail on any number of sites. This is just an
at-a-glance list of when things happen. Your birthday will vary depending on
when you choose to have it at the start of the game, and your anniversary and
child's birthday will vary depending on when you proposed. (If you print this
out or save it for your own use, you might want to add that information and be
sure to mark your spouse's birthday as well, since you'll get a scene on each
of those days asking if you know what day it is, and answering incorrectly will
lower your spouse and child's love/friendship points, and you may miss out on
getting an item or scene.)

I have included the Mineral Town visitors' birthdays, even though they won't
come to your town unless you connect to Friends of Mineral Town or More Friends
of Mineral Town. Also, if someone's name has a color after it in parentheses,
it means that person is one of the Harvest Sprites. (Indigo refers to the dark
blue fishing team. Blue refers to the lighter blue, almost aqua-colored crop-
watering team.) You can give a gift to any sprite you've already unlocked by
going to the Sprite Tree (where the Casino is) and using the colored dolls on
Guts's desk as a sort of mailbox.

To make them stand out, I've put festivals in all caps.

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                                    Spring
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01 NEW YEAR'S DAY
02 Romana
03 Gustafa, Woody (orange)
04 Tricky (indigo)
05 Sue (red)
06 Celia
07 Johnny (yellow)
08 Harvest Goddess
09 Rock, Kamar (green)
10 Walter (blue)
11 Carter
12 Dr. Hardy, Sante (purple)
13 Chorori (blue)
14 SPRING THANKSGIVING FESTIVAL, Rainy (blue)
15 Chamy (red)
16 Elli
17 -----
18 DUCK FESTIVAL
19 Ridge (green)
20 Chris, Nette (purple)
21 Patty (blue)
22 COOKING CONTEST
23 Kali (yellow)
24 Marlin, Fry (indigo)
25 -----
26 Essa (red), Ali (green)
27 Beta (yellow)
28 Nina, Paddy (green)
29 Lumina
30 Canary (yellow leader)

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                                    Summer
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01 BEACH OPENING
02 Ceruleano (blue leader)
03 Popuri, Blue (indigo leader)
04 Barney
05 Muffy, Pompom (yellow)
06 Cliff, Pierre (orange)
07 CHICKEN FESTIVAL
08 Joro (blue)
09 Forest (green leader)
10 Skye, Betty (red)
11 Ruby
12 Laine (red)
13 Griffin
14 Misty (blue)
15 Kate
16 Kevin (green)
17 Ann
18 Takakura, Magic (red)
19 Canal (yellow)
20 COW FESTIVAL
21 Sammy (indigo)
22 Kai, Wooly (red)
23 Valie (orange)
24 FIREWORKS
25 Thomas, Rosh (orange)
26 -----
27 Aiylee (yellow)
28 Vesta, Anime (purple)
29 Daryll, Fisher (indigo)
30 Leia

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                                    Autumn
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01 Van (will never be in town on his birthday), Zoo (yellow)
02 Gotz, Alpen (orange)
03 Roli (blue)
04 Mimi, Moor (green)
05 Mick (red)
06 Baby (white)--unconfirmed
07 Woohoo (red)
08 Koto (purple)
09 HARVEST FESTIVAL
10 Wally, Rocky (orange)
11 Maddie (blue)
12 -----
13 Vail (green)
14 Gigi (indigo)
15 Karen
16 Ole (red)
17 Violetto (purple leader)
18 Tilus (orange)
19 Dr. Trent
20 Juna (purple)
21 SHEEP FESTIVAL
22 Oran (orange leader)
23 Sebastian, Eviran (blue)
24 Nami, Veggie (green)
25 Yacht (indigo)
26 Spirity (purple)
27 Rick
28 Hugh, Brushy (yellow)
29 Murrey, Karaf (blue)
30 PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

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                                    Winter
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01 Mukumuku, Whitney (purple)
02 THOMAS'S WINTER REQUEST (cutscene, triggers every year), Riviera (indigo)
03 Grant, Bali (red)
04 Decoy (orange)
05 Owen (blue)
06 Gray, Powery (purple)
07 Rod (indigo)
08 Stony (orange)
09 Galen, Fraw (green)
10 Pedro (indigo)
11 Kassey and Patrick, Meow (yellow)
12 Red Ribbon (red leader)
13 Carey (purple)
14 WINTER THANKSGIVING FESTIVAL
15 Mouton (yellow)
16 Flora
17 Matthew (green)
18 Reese (indigo)
19 Bran (orange)
20 Mary, Boohoo (yellow)
21 Sacci (purple)
22 Fen (orange)
23 Paige (indigo)
24 STARRY NIGHT FESTIVAL
25 STOCKING FESTIVAL
26 Keria
27 Cady (green)
28 Cody, Souly (purple)
29 Witch Princess
30 NEW YEAR'S EVE

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                                  Contact Me
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I have personally checked the information in this guide with other sites or my
own game, but if you find a mistake or have any questions or comments, feel
free to drop me a line.

My e-mail address is:

star      dust
    and
sun shine
 at
Yahoo
     dot
  com

Take out all of the extra spaces and put it all on one line, written like a
normal e-mail address. (I write it out this way because I already had to close
out one e-mail address because I posted it on one website and a bunch of web
crawlers got hold of it and I ended up getting so much junk mail my computer
couldn't handle it all and died trying. so far, I haven't had any problems
with my current address getting spammed.)

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                                   Credits
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

BradyGAMES
   For their Official Strategy Guide on Harvest Moon: Magical Melody, which
   included a mini-guide at the back for Harvest Moon DS; their calendar partly
   gave me the idea for mine
Ushi no Tane at http://www.fogu.com/hm
   For such a terrific, informative site and the great message boards; it's
   where I double-checked information I didn't have in my game yet
GameFAQs
   For hosting this guide and having such a great website in the first place
Neoseeker and SuperCheats
   For liking my guides enough to ask if they could post them on their sites
You, the reader
   For reading this guide; what would be the point of doing it if no one read
   it?
Marvelous Interactive and Natsume
   For making such a great (if occasionally aggravating) game and translating
   it to English