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Territory Day

IT’S THE DAY thousands of Territorians look forward to. Yep, the one and only day in the whole country we can legally buy fireworks and fire them at will.

But this year, due to the cancelation of fireworks and mass celebrations, Territory Day is playing out a little differently.

It’s important to remember that Territory Day is about much more than setting off the occasional fire cracker. 2020 marks 42 years since the NT became self-governed, and even though we can’t blow anything up this year, it presents the opportunity to show what it really means to be a Territorian.

Local businesses that have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic are depending on Territorians to back them and help see them through one of the hardest years we’ve seen. Many operators are reliant on tourism at this time of year to offset costs during the low season. If you can, go out for dinner at a local pub or restaurant, book a staycation or buy your beer from one of the local brewers. Why not make it Territory Week and purchase something local every day?

Whether it’s a BBQ with mates, tuning in to the Territory Sounds Countdown (see pg. 21) catching up with family and friends or having a blast with some crackers (and cheese!), Territory Day is all about remembering how resilient and connected our community is.


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