The festival starts with a remembrance of the dead in Peach Plaza, with townsfolk bowing their heads to honor those who passed.
Scavenger Hunt Edit
Beginning at 17:00, all participants will have 2 hours to go on a scavenger hunt looking for Ghost Badges around town. Badges appear randomly, sometimes stuck to walls or floors or standing on their own, and can be quickly located by either following the beams of light they shoot into the sky or finding their icon on the map. If the player wishes, they may ride a mount to reach badges faster and have a larger advantage over the townspeople.
The player is supplied with an Intimidating Gun which they can use to daze the other townspeople in their tracks. However, if the player gets stunned, they will also lose Ghost Badges to whoever stunned them. Large "ghosts" like those decorating the town will also wander around hoping to stun the player, though they move slowly and are easily avoided if the player is keeping an eye out for them.
All Ghost Badges collected during the scavenger hunt will belong to the player. The player may also be awarded bonus Ghost Badges depending on how they did during the hunt. Leaving the town borders will end the game. The hunt will end at 23:00.
The player can exchange the badges they earned at the Gift Exchange, either immediately at the one located outside the mayor's office during the event, or at any time during Summer at the one in the Commerce Guild building.
Lighting Kongming's Lantern Edit
After the scavenger hunt, the townspeople will start heading to the river to release lanterns into the sky for the second part of the Day of Memories, taking place from 0:00 - 2:00.
There will be some free lanterns to collect on a table near the riverside, though the player can buy more with Ghost Badges. After the "Lighting Kongming's Lantern" event banner appears on screen, releasing lanterns will reward the player with 1-2 friendship points with everyone. The player may release as many lanterns as they wish, though friendship points gained are capped at 10.
|Smiley Face Wishing Lantern||10||5|
|Bear Wishing Lantern||10||5|
|Bunny Wishing Lantern||10||5|
|Ghost Wishing Lantern||10||5|
|Day of Memories Sign||2||100|
- More Ghost Badges can later be obtained from the Haunted Cave at any time of year, though the badges can only be traded during Summer.
- Though the Kongming's Lanterns look like they could be furniture, they are not, and can only be either released or sold.
- If Mission: The Poisoned Water is completed on Day 26, then Mission: The Crashed Station will begin on Day 27, regardless of the fact that it's a holiday. If the Collapsed Wasteland is not investigated before the remembrance of the dead begins, this leads to certain townsfolk being missing from Peach Plaza, instead crowded in front of the Collapsed Wasteland. This means Arlo and Remington are not accessible for gift-giving until the player deals with the mission. Immediately following the mission-related dialogue, the involved townsfolk will bow their heads to continue the Day of Memories, resulting in an eerie scene.