A Beginner's Guide to Hygge

Stephanie Tuba

Posted on November 19 2018

The population of Denmark are the happiest people in the world, according to the World Happiness Report, in which it has been found to be the “happiest place to live” several times over. In part, it has been accredited to something called Hygge (which is pronounced hoo-gah). The word hygge cannot be directly translated, but derives from the Danish word for "wellbeing". However, hygge is more than a word to the Danes and the many other people who’ve more recently adopted it. It’s also a lifestyle, built around the principles of community and an appreciation for the simple pleasures in life.