What’s a hygge?

Hygge. It’s a Danish thing.”
“What does it mean?”
“It’s hard to explain, it’s just something that all Danes know about. It’s like having a cosy time.”
“Is it a verb? Or an adjective?”
“It can be both. Staying home and having a cosy candlelit time is hygge.”

note: Quotations are from The Year of Living Danishly Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country by Helen Russell. The book is hilarious and informative.

4 thoughts on “What’s a hygge?

  1. Some women bloggers have been using this word for a couple of years now, but I didn’t know there was a “hilarious and informative” book to go along with the concept. So now I’ve downloaded it to my Kindle. It seems — from what I’ve read on those blogs — that it might be a good book to read under the covers next winter. 🙂

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