Gear up for summer with these sunny scenes
Blazing hot sunshine, ice cream and lazy days at the beach — summer is here.
While the season officially began with the solstice on June 21, the Memorial Day holiday serves as the unofficial kickoff in the United States. The federal holiday commemorates those who died in service to the country, as parades and patriotic gestures dominate the public consciousness.
In general, though, Memorial Day is also a pleasant reminder that days are getting longer, and kids are gearing up for that long-anticipated break from school. Traditionally, families will fire up the grill or pack a picnic basket and head for the park during the long weekend.
In Europe, many families cap off the summer with month-long holidays. One tradition transcends borders, though — it seems that people everywhere love to bare it all to the sun’s rays at the beach and beyond.