The UK's Newest Holiday Honors Princess Diana On the 20th Anniversary of Her Death

Marking the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's 1997 death, the U.K. is instating a new holiday in her remembrance: National Kindness Day.

Celebrating her mission of kindness, the Diana Award, an organization founded in 1999, plans to honor her life's work through a year-long series of events, ELLE reports. The Diana Award looks to recognize young people aged 9-18 across the world who are creating positive change in their communities by selflessly looking to transform the lives of others.

"Carry out random acts of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you," the organization's website states, quoting the late princess.

Nominations are being accepted until March 17, and eligibility depends on vision, service journey, social impact, inspiration to others, being involved for a minimum of 12 months in whatever professional capacity to one cause, and more.

The Diana Award is also recognized as a charity that runs many anti-bully campaigns and this year will be rewarding 20 youths with a new Legacy Award.

In addition to all the events planned and the launch of a new app, a Diana memorial garden will be created in Kensington Palace.


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