Happy Australia Day, ‘mate!

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Happy Australia Day to all our Aussie friends!

For those who don’t know, January 26th is Australia Day, a national celebration amongst our friends down under!  This celebration is similar to national, patriotic holidays for other countries.  Australia takes it one step further with celebrations that reflect the diverse society and landscape of the nation, marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards, and citizenship ceremonies welcoming new immigrants into the Australian community.  They even have an “Australian of the Year” award (click here to learn more).

Team Munzee wants to celebrate all the special Aussie players in the Munzee community!  On January 24th, at 10am MHQ time, we’ll be launching special icons worldwide in honor of our Australian players.  These might be a familiar sight for most Australians, but we want to share the kangaroo around the world:

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Here’s the details:

  1. Icon launch at 10am MHQ time (will take up to 2 hours for all icons to show on map).
  2. Icons disappear from the map January 27th (10am MHQ time).
  3. While normal ‘Roos like to bounce around, these little guys are Static! Once they are captured, they will not bounce someplace else.
  4. Only One capture per ICON. AND THEN IT IS GONE FOREVER. First to capture wins the icon.
  5. Points earned:  25 for capture and 10 for the Munzee owner.
  6. Only appear on the greenies!
  7. May be captured if they show up on Munzees you have already capped.
  8. No special map. However, “specials only” filters are available in app and online for premium members.

This is a quick little shout-out to our friends down under, so no special badge for capture, just a special icon for your list.  We hope you all enjoy Aussie Day, and have fun cappin’ all the Kangaroos!