Photos: Summer holidays begin around the world

Memorial Day is a U.S. federal holiday remembering those members of the American armed forces who have died serving their country. It also happens to mark the official start of summer in the States. But the U.S. isn’t the only one that kicks off the summer with holiday celebrations. From Memorial Day to the Bun Festival, CCTV America gives you a look at the holidays across the globe kicking off the summer season.

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A member of the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard" stands at attention during the arrival of President Barack Obama's motorcade at Arlington National Cemetery, Monday, May 25, 2015 in Arlington, Va., for Memorial Day ceremonies. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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US President Barack Obama (R), Defense Secretary Ashton Carter (C) and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey (L) attend Memorial Day ceremonies on May 25, 2015 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM
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Color and honor guards arrive at the beginning of a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday May 25, 2015, where President Barack Obama spoke. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 25: The Color Guard stands before the Tomb of the Unknown Solider during the Memorial Day ceremony May 25, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. U.S. President Barack Obama, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army General Martin Dempsey and U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter honored fallen soldiers at Arlington on this Memorial Day. Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images/AFP
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President Barack Obama and with the aid of Sgt. 1st Class John C. Wirth lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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A dragon lantern is displayed on a street following a lantern parade celebrating the upcoming Buddha's birthday in Seoul on May 16, 2015. South Korea will mark Buddha's birthday on May 25. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones
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South Korean Buddhists, seen through lanterns, offer prayers during a special service to celebrate the 2,559th birthday of Buddha at the Chogye Temple in Seoul, Monday, May 25, 2015. Buddhists prayed for the unification between South and North Korea at the service. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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Under the colorful lanterns, South Korean Buddhists watch a special service to celebrate the birthday of Buddha at the Chogye Temple in Seoul, Monday, May 25, 2015. Buddhists prayed for the unification between South and North Korea at the service. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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South Korean Buddhists pray under the lanterns during a special service to celebrate the birthday of Buddha at the Chogye Temple in Seoul, Monday, May 25, 2015. Buddhists prayed for the unification between South and North Korea at the service. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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A shaven-headed young boy yawns during a special service to celebrate the 2,559th birthday of Buddha at the Chogye Temple in Seoul, Monday, May 25, 2015. Buddhists prayed for the unification between South and North Korea at the service. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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A South Korean Buddhist carries a dragon-shaped giant lantern in a parade during the Lotus Lantern Festival to celebrate the upcoming birthday of Buddha on May 25, on a street in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, May 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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Traditional buns with the Chinese character for "peace" are displayed in a bakery during the "Bun Festival" on the island of Cheung Chau in Hong Kong on May 25, 2015. The traditional "Bun Festival" is held every year to placate the hungry ghosts of old pirates. Legend has it that buns bring good luck to the island's fisherman protecting them from the spirits of pirates that once lurked in the region. AFP PHOTO / ANTHONY WALLACE
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Members of staff prepare traditional buns during the "Bun Festival" on the island of Cheung Chau in Hong Kong on May 25, 2015. The traditional "Bun Festival" is held every year to placate the hungry ghosts of old pirates. Legend has it that buns bring good luck to the island's fisherman protecting them from the spirits of pirates that once lurked in the region. AFP PHOTO / ANTHONY WALLACE
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Worshippers light candles as they mark Buddha's birthday at the Jogye temple in Seoul on May 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones
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Devotees light joysticks before praying at a temple for Tin Hau, the Goddess of the Sea, during the "Bun Festival" on the island of Cheung Chau in Hong Kong on May 25, 2015. The traditional "Bun Festival" is held every year to placate the hungry ghosts of old pirates. Legend has it that buns bring good luck to the island's fisherman protecting them from the spirits of pirates that once lurked in the region. AFP PHOTO / ANTHONY WALLACE
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A young girl (C) dressed as a deity rests on a stage during the "Bun Festival" on the island of Cheung Chau in Hong Kong on May 25, 2015. The traditional "Bun Festival" is held every year to placate the hungry ghosts of old pirates. Legend has it that buns bring good luck to the island's fisherman protecting them from the spirits of pirates that once lurked in the region. AFP PHOTO / ANTHONY WALLACE
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A young girl (top C) dressed as a deity acknowledges a member of the crowd (bottom L) as she is paraded on a float during the "Bun Festival" on the island of Cheung Chau in Hong Kong on May 25, 2015. The traditional "Bun Festival" is held every year to placate the hungry ghosts of old pirates. Legend has it that buns bring good luck to the island's fisherman protecting them from the spirits of pirates that once lurked in the region. AFP PHOTO / ANTHONY WALLACE
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Women dressed in the traditional clothes of the Sorbs prepare for a procession in Rosenthal, eastern Germany, Monday, May 25, 2015. Traditionally on Whit Monday catholic faithful Sorbs, a Slavic minority near the German-Polish border, celebrate an open air mass in the small village east of Dresden. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
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Women dressed in the traditional clothes of the Sorbs walk during a procession in Rosenthal, eastern Germany, Monday, May 25, 2015. Traditionally on Whit Monday catholic faithful Sorbs, a Slavic minority near the German-Polish border, celebrate an open air mass in the small village east of Dresden. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
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Women dressed in the traditional clothes of the Sorbs prepare for a procession in Rosenthal, eastern Germany, Monday, May 25, 2015. Traditionally on Whit Monday catholic faithful Sorbs, a Slavic minority near the German-Polish border, celebrate an open air mass in the small village east of Dresden. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
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Women dressed in the traditional clothes of the Sorbs arrive for a procession in Rosenthal, eastern Germany, Monday, May 25, 2015. Traditionally on Whit Monday the Sorbs, a Slavic minority near the German-Polish border, celebrate an open air mass in the small village east of Dresden. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)