The art of Danish hygge: hard to explain and even harder to pronounce, the Danish word “hygge” (sounds a bit like “hooga”) roughly translates to cosiness, but that definition doesn’t quite cover it.
In essence, hygge means creating a nice, warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people around you. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Friends and family – that’s hygge too. And let’s not forget the eating and drinking – preferably sitting around the table for hours on end discussing the big and small things in life. Perhaps the Danish idea of hygge explains why Danes are often considered the happiest people in the world?
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