Happy Father’s Day! Today, many are celebrating and featuring stories about fathers around the world. Plus, with summer officially upon us, some countries and cities are grappling with the loss of tourism. People are coming to grips with what summer vacationing looks like in a pandemic. These headlines were curated from Newseum:
The annual Gion matsuri is one of Japan's most popular festivals, with thousands flocking from all over Japan to watch the floats and the celebrations. This year summer events across the country have been cancelled due to the pandemic. Credit: countries in colors/Flickr/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Japan Times, Published in Tokyo, Japan
Summer in Japan marks celebration and festivities. However, local communities across the country are struggling with the cancellation of events due to the pandemic. Earlier on during the pandemic, it was also decided that the summer Olympics—this year to be hosted in Tokyo—to be postponed.
Honolulu Star Advertiser, Published in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
In Hawaii, residents have been booking stays in hotels on other islands now that the mandatory 14-day self-quarantine has been lifted for interisland travel. However, experts say interisland business will not be enough to help boost hotels from lack of tourism.
Albuquerque Journal, Published in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
People who are looking to enjoy a summer vacation this year might want to consider a vacation at home, travel agents told Albuquerque Journal. New Mexico is one of the few states that is continuing to require air travelers to self-quarantine for 14 days when they come to the state. David Morgan, spokesperson for the state’s Department of Health, says that “New Mexicans should continue to avoid unnecessary out-of-state travel.”
Daily Mail, Published in London, UK
In celebration of Father’s Day, Kate Middleton shared behind-the-scenes pictures of Prince William and the royal family from a photoshoot.
The Dallas Morning News, Published in Dallas, Texas USA
Three North Texas multiracial families have open conversations with their children about the Black Lives Matter protests, sharing personal experiences, history of systemic racism, and the way forward.
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